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Wichita man pleads in girlfriend's stabbing death

Published on -11/14/2012, 7:18 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A man who stabbed his girlfriend to death after the couple was evicted from a hotel pleaded no contest in her killing.

The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says 40-year-old Eric J. Avila pleaded Tuesday to second-degree murder and kidnapping in the killing of 35-year-old Alina Burkman. She was stabbed in March during a fight with Avila in a K-Mart parking lot.

Avila also was stabbed during the argument and was arrested after recovering from critical injuries.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/ZsnMo7 ) Avila was originally charged with first-degree premeditated murder. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 27.

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