(Ward County, ND) — New details are emerging about the suspect in the murder of Anita Knutson. Nichole Rice made her initial court appearance yesterday in Ward County. Her bond was set as 120-thousand dollars cash or 250-thousand corporate. Law enforcement said they had received tips that Rice admitted at a party to William May to killing Knutson. Police recently learned May’s identity in relation to the alleged admission, leading to Rice’s arrest for the murder of Knutson in June 2007. She was Knutson’s roommate at the time.