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Published August 09, 2012, 11:52 AM

MT man pleads guilty to murder in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Montana man accused of abducting and killing a man in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Montana man accused of abducting and killing a man in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping.

Forty-two-year-old John Bridges, of Missoula, appeared in court Thursday. The Bismarck Tribune reports Judge Cynthia Feland repeatedly questioned his decision to proceed without an attorney but Bridges said he wanted to "get this over with."

Bridges is accused of killing 40-year-old Lee Clay, who had recently moved to Bismarck from Georgia. Court documents show that the two apparently met while working at a temp agency, and that Bridges had a dream that made him suspicious of Clay.

Clay was found dead in a van that crashed in a ditch off Interstate 94 on July 6. An officer became suspicious that Clay's injuries didn't match the severity of the crash.

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