The third person charged after human remains were found in a Clemmons yard made her first court appearance Wednesday morning.
Krystal Nicole Matlock, 28, was holding back tears when she appeared in District Court via video. The Winston-Salem woman was arrested Monday on a charge of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. She is accused of helping bury a man in a shallow grave in the backyard at 2749 Knob Hill Drive in Clemmons.
In her first appearance, Matlock told Forsyth District Judge Lisa Menefee that she intends to retain an attorney. She said she works two jobs.
Two others – Pazuzu Illah Algarad, 35, and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, of 2749 Knob Hill Drive – were charged with murder and accessory after the fact to murder after officers found skeletal remains of two unidentified people on Sunday.
Algarad and Burch had first appearances on Monday, and they said they wanted court-appointed attorneys to represent them. Forsyth District Judge Gordon Miller assigned capital defenders to represent them. Miller told them that if convicted, they could receive life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
All three are scheduled to appear in court Oct. 23.