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Fiance and ex husband charged with murder

BURLINGTON (KWWL) -- Police have charged a Burlington man with second-degree murder in the death of his fiance.

58-year-old Dennis Richards was arrested Tuesday night.  His fiance, Cyd Richards, died after she was found unconscious in a house fire Sunday night.  The state medical examiner has listed her death as strangulation.

Police say the couple divorced in 2007 but were planning to remarry.

Dennis Richards is being held in the Des Moines county jail under $1 million bond.

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