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Northern Idaho man pleads guilty to killing missing man

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man accused of shooting and killing another man after a road-rage incident has pleaded guilty.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that David Hutto on Wednesday changed his plea, admitting to first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and robbery. A fourth criminal charge of arson was dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Hutto is accused of killing 41-year-old William "Bo" Kirk, who disappeared Oct. 22 after he left his job as an X-ray technician at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls. The husband and father of three never made it home that evening.

Investigators say Hutto followed Kirk to his home after a road-rage incident, and then kidnapped him and shot him to death.

Hutto's sentencing is scheduled for April 10.