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Life in prison for man convicted in beheading of college researcher

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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 a North Dakota State University researcher.

Kurt Johnson, 54, was last was seen alive about 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve 2010 as Wacht helped him into Wacht's van. Johnson reportedly was very drunk and Wacht offered to drive him home from the Oasis bar in Cooperstown.

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