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Dirk Huber

Belfield murderer sentenced to 30 years

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A judge sentenced Dirk Huber to 30 years with the North Dakota Department

of Corrections today in Southwest District Court in Dickinson for the

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murder of the mother of his child in Belfield in August 2011.

Because of a plea agreement between the state and the defense, a

30-year cap was placed on Huber's sentence.

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."

See Wednesday's Dickinson Press for more on the story.

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