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Published January 22, 2013, 02:20 PM

North Dakota man given 30 years for killing women

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man who pleaded guilty to killing the mother of a child he believed was his daughter has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man who pleaded guilty to killing the mother of a child he believed was his daughter has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Dickinson Press reports that 42-year-old Dirk Huber pleaded guilty to murder in October. He could have faced life in prison, but the deal with prosecutors capped his sentence.

Authorities say Huber suffocated 39-year-old Nicole Radebaugh with a pillow in her apartment bedroom after the argument about the paternity of her daughter. Huber evaded police for several days before being arrested in a remote area north of Medora.

Huber in October told a judge that he and Radebaugh were having an argument in Belfield in August 2011 when he "just snapped."

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