Bail set at $1,000,000 for Eric Rustad

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) A man accused of murdering his girlfriend was arraigned in court Wednesday. Eric Rustad appeared in court over video as public defenders entered not guilty pleas on his behalf. Judge Ben Seekins set bail at a $1,000,000 cash performance bond.

Eric Rustad did not say much as he appeared from Fairbanks Correctional Center for his arraignment. (John Dougherty/KTVF)

Rustad is charged with first degree murder, evidence tampering, and misconduct involving a corpse for allegedly killing his girlfriend and then hiding the body.

Rustad's girlfriend, Kristen Huntington, went missing earlier in the month. Police found her body in a vacant apartment in the same building she lived in with Rustad.

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