FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man has pleaded no contest to a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of a woman.
Nicholas Danico, 21, was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with the murder of Evelyn Gloria, 47, whose body was found in the bathtub of the apartment Danico shared with his mother.
Danico was indicted on the murder charge in January and was set to go on trial Monday. The only condition of the plea was that the state can place no restrictions on the possibility of parole.
Danico faces between 20 and 99 years at sentencing April 22.
According to the criminal complaint, Danico and another neighbor, Pamela Lomax, had been visiting the apartment of neighbor Betty Krier on New Year's Eve night, at which time Lomax said Danico had been repeatedly flipping open a butterfly knife he had received for Christmas.
Danico was asked Danico to put the knife away, after which he argued with Lomax and she left.
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