Man Indicted by Caldwell County Officials for Killing Wife

A Caldwell County Grand Jury has returned indictments for murder and abuse of a corpse in connection to a body found in a cemetery in Fredonia this summer. Officials say he grand jury returned an indictment on 53-year-old Joseph Lawrence Florentine, of Rock Hill, South Carolina for murder and abuse of a corpse. The charges stem from an incident on June 13 when Kentucky State Police were contacted by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a female body found in Hill Cemetery. The body was later identified as Florentine’s wife, 36-year-old Nicole Renee Florentine, of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Joseph Florentine was located and arrested in Denver, Colorado on June 23 and is currently lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.

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