Huber evaded police for several days before being arrested in a remote area north of Medora.

A North Dakota man who pleaded guilty to killing the mother of a child he believed was his daughter has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Dickinson Press reports (http://bit.ly/WdP8xf ) that 42-year-old Dirk Huber pleaded guilty to murder in October. He could have faced life in prison, but the deal with prosecutors capped his sentence.

Authorities say 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."