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Bail denied for suspect in Cooperstown decapitation slaying

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A judge denied bail Monday for a 30-year-old Cooperstown, N.D., man facing a murder charge after the victim's head was found in his basement.


The court appearance on Monday by Daniel Evan Wacht was his first since being charged with murder on Friday in Griggs County District Court. Police allege they found the head of Kurt Douglas Johnson hidden in the basement of Wacht's home in Cooperstown, where he had lived for four months.

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