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Fairbanks man charged with murder appears in court

Eric Rustad appeared at the Fairbanks courthouse for the first time today. He is charged with...
Eric Rustad appeared at the Fairbanks courthouse for the first time today. He is charged with murdering his girlfriend Kristen Huntington. (John Dougherty/KTVF) (KTVF)
Published: Jan. 31, 2020 at 10:29 AM AKST
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A Fairbanks man charged with murder appeared at the Fairbanks courthouse for the first time Wednesday. Eric Rustad is charged with first degree murder as well as other lesser charges in the killing of his girlfriend Kristen Huntington.

Rustad entered a not guilty plea to the charges. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bail.

Rustad allegedly killed his girlfriend and then hid her body before being arrested by police. They found the body wrapped up in a vacant apartment in the building where they lived together.

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