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Details worked out for Belfield man's murder trial

Dirk Huber

A man accused of murdering the mother of his child last year in Belfield will be bound over for trial.

During a pretrial conference Tuesday at the Stark County Courthouse, Dirk Huber, 42, sat quietly as his attorney, Jay Greenwood, and Stark County State's Attorney Tom Henning discussed details of the trial. A trial date has not been set.

Henning said he believed the jury trial could be completed in five days. He added that he would get a witness list to Greenwood prior to the trial.

"So there are no outstanding discovery issues?" Judge William Herauf asked before wrapping up the hearing Tuesday. Henning and Greenwood agreed.

Huber allegedly suffocated Nicole Lynn Radebaugh, who was found in her Belfield apartment by law enforcement on Aug. 30, 2011, according to the complaint filed Sept. 1, 2011.

Huber admitted in a phone conversation with a friend that he killed Radebaugh, who is the mother of the couple's child who was junior high age at the time, according to the complaint.

The child told law enforcement officials that she heard the defendant and the victim arguing the same day Radebaugh died, and that Huber told her he was sorry he hurt her mother and that he would turn himself in, according to the complaint.

Instead, Huber led numerous law enforcement agencies involved in the case on a several days chase through the Badlands before he was apprehended 20 miles north of Medora and west of the Little Missouri River.

Huber has been held in the Southwest Multi County Correction Center in Dickinson on a $1 million bond.

The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.