COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – When Daniel Evan Wacht heard the severed head of Kurt Johnson had been dug up in a crawl space in Wacht’s basement, the 31-year-old paused, his complexion turned red and he sunk down in his chair, a state investigator testified Thursday.
Jurors hear from Wacht for first time in Cooperstown trial
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – Jurors heard Daniel Wacht’s voice for the first time in his murder trial Wednesday when prosecutors played a 77-minute police interview of the Cooperstown man after his arrest but before investigators unearthed the severed head of North Dakota State University researcher Kurt Johnson in his basement.
First murder tried in Griggs County since 1929
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – The first murder trial here in more than 80 years will feature a defendant with a machine-gun tattoo on his head and reported ties to a white supremacist gang, a victim whose severed head was found in the alleged killer’s basement and the oldest working courthouse in North Dakota.
Recordings may have hinted at possible motive for killing NDSU professor
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – A Cooperstown man scheduled to stand trial this month in the murder of a North Dakota State University researcher wants a judge to suppress testimony about statements he allegedly made that point to a possible motive for the killing.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – A judge said Thursday he will rule soon on whether police had probable cause to search the van and home of a Cooperstown man accused of killing a North Dakota State University researcher.
Motion would include head found in Cooperstown decapitation
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – The lawyer for a Cooperstown man accused of killing a North Dakota State University researcher is asking a judge to suppress evidence obtained through search warrants for the man’s van and home.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – A Casselton woman wanted for allegedly terrorizing her teenage daughter and another juvenile was captured in Cooperstown on Monday, just hours after she was featured in The Forum’s weekly Fugitive Focus.
Area thoroughly combed, Griggs County sheriff says
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – In the days before investigators believe he killed the man whose severed head was found in his basement, Daniel Wacht is alleged to have said he was planning a murder or an explosion to get notice for the Aryan Nation, an infamous white-supremacist gang.
Memorial service set for NDSU researcher; Griggs County continues search for body
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – After six months searching for the remains of her murdered son, Mary Lou Ueland and family have decided to hold a memorial service despite the police’s continued efforts to recover the body.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – A man charged with murder in the death of a Cooperstown man pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday in Griggs County District Court. Daniel Wacht remains in custody in the Stutsman County Jail.
Could be linked to recent rash of crimes in Griggs County
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – Four horses were killed on Thursday at a ranch about 10 miles southeast of here, shot in the head during the day, a sheriff’s deputy says.
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