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Daniel Evan Wacht, left, is accused of the murder of Kurt Douglas Johnson.

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COOPERSTOWN, N.D. - Daniel Evan Wacht showed little if any response today as North Dakota District Judge Jim Hovey sentenced him to life in prison without parole for the murder of Kurt Johnson here as 2010 turned to 2011.


Wacht, 31, was immediately driven to Bismarck to be incarcerated in the state prison.

His court-appointed attorney, Steve Mottinger, said he will file an appeal Thursday morning in state district court here.

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