CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE | May 4 5:33 p.m.
Newly filed court documents confirm state prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against Corey Binderim, the Fleming Island contractor charged in the murder of Susan Mauldin.
On Wednesday, Corey Binderim, the man charged with the murder of a Clay County woman, made his first appearance in Clay County.
Binderim walked up to the podium with his hands shackled.
He was the last to be called by Judge Timothy Collins, who read him his charges.
“Alright Mr. Binderim, you’re charged with one count of murder and tampering with evidence. Judge Lester has already determined that there is probable cause,” Collins said.
Action News Jax received an affidavit for his arrest, detailing the evidence in the case.
According to the report in October Binderim went to a Fleming Island Home Depot to purchase two 60 pound bags of concrete and large heavy-duty construction bags.
Cellphone records show he called Susan Mauldin twice and then her phone was turned off.
At one point, video surveillance caught him leaving her home the same day he went to a landfill and dumped 300 pounds.
According to the affidavit, he also visited his storage unit in Eagle Harbor.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said a k-9 found human decomposition odor inside a plastic bin of that same storage facility.
Action News Jax first reported in October when the 65-year-old disappeared from her home in Fleming Island.
Mauldin hired Binderim to do some work for her at her home and when he didn’t complete the job, she asked for her money back.
Binderim was charged with her murder after her remains were found by the FBI in a landfill in January.
He is currently sitting inside the Clay County jail on no bond for the murder charge. His next court date is March 24.