Man accused of killing wife, burning her body back in court

The man accused of killing his wife, burning her body and trying to hide the ashes was in court in Harrisburg, Illinois, Thursday.

Brian Burns is charged with killing his estranged wife, Carla Burns, in March.

Saline County Circuit Judge Walden Morris on Thursday approved delaying Burns’ preliminary and bond reduction hearings. Burns is asking for a bond reduction from $1 million down to $50,000 and house arrest.

Burns is charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempting to conceal homicide. He is currently being held at the Saline County Jail.

Burns’ preliminary hearing and bond reduction hearing will be held at the Saline County Courthouse on April 28.

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