Valentine, Nebraska man charged with murder

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VALENTINE, Neb. (KELO) — A 25-year-old Nebraska man has been arrested for first degree murder. 

On Wednesday morning, the Nebraska State Patrol announced Kevin Kilmer, of Valentine, Nebraska, has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He is being held in the Cherry County jail. 

According to authorities, there was a report of a “disturbance” in Kilgore, Nebraska. Authorities were trying to find two people involved in the disturbance. 

Troopers found Kilmer hiding in a wooden area. Kilmer was taken to a hospital in Valentine because of extreme temperatures. 

Authorities found Ruth Wittmuss, 52, dead of an apparent homicide.

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