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Waterbury man accused of strangling girlfriend to death set to face judge

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Adam Plaeger. (Waterbury police photo) Adam Plaeger. (Waterbury police photo)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A Waterbury man accused of strangling his girlfriend to death and hiding her body in a closet for days is facing a judge on Wednesday.

Adam Plaeger, 38, was arrested earlier this month after the body of 40-year-old Melanie Heuberger was found in a closet.

Waterbury police said Heuberger was choked to death in the apartment the couple shared on Plaza Avenue.

Investigators said the two were involved in a domestic dispute moments before Heuberger was strangled.

Friends of the couple, who actually lived in the apartment, said they called police after noticing a foul smell.

Plaeger confessed to the killing.

He is being held on a $1 million bond.

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