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Belfield murderer sentenced to 30 years

Dirk Huber

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

of Corrections today in Southwest District Court in Dickinson for the

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.