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Independence, Kansas Man Charged With Murder Of His Girlfriend

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Russell Arndt. [Montgomery County, Kansas jail] Russell Arndt. [Montgomery County, Kansas jail]
INDEPENDENCE, Kansas -

Prosecutors have charged an Independence, Kansas man with murder in the death of his girlfriend.

Russell Arndt, 41, is being held on a $1 million bond after police found a woman dead inside a home in the 200 block of South 2nd Street early Monday.

Independence Police Chief Harry Smith says officers were sent to the home for a welfare check when they found Rebecca Whittley, 35, dead at 2:30 a.m.

Smith says an investigation led them to Arndt.

Arndt is charged with first-degree murder.

Jail records show Arndt's next court appearance is set for January 21.

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