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Associated Press, Published October 16 2012

Belfield man pleads guilty to murdering woman

DICKINSON, N.D. — A North Dakota man accused of killing the mother of a child he believed was his daughter has pleaded guilty to murder.

Forty-two-year-old Dirk Huber told a judge on Monday that he and 39-year-old Nicole Radebaugh were having an argument in Belfield in August 2011 when "I just snapped." He faces up to life in prison, though prosecutors are recommending a 30-year-sentence in exchange for the guilty plea.

Authorities say Huber suffocated 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.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.