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Man serving life in beheading case asks for new trial

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By Stephen J. Lee / Grand Forks Herald

COOPERSTOWN — Daniel Wacht, serving a life sentence for the murder three years ago of a Cooperstown man, said he deserves a new trial because he has new evidence that a prosecution witness lied.

But a state prosecutor said Wacht, who is working as his own attorney from the state prison in Bismarck, hasn’t provided enough information yet to win a hearing.

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