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Published June 12, 2009, 04:23 PM

Bail for 1993 murder suspect set

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $100,000 cash for a man who seemed confused at a hearing over whether he would fight a return to Minnesota to face a murder charge.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $100,000 cash for a man who seemed confused at a hearing over whether he would fight a return to Minnesota to face a murder charge.

Clarence Burcham of Center is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Sharon Stafford, whose body was found in her Moorhead, Minn., mobile home in November 1993.

The 44-year-old Burcham appeared by video at a hearing Friday before Judge Robert Wefald.

Oliver County State's Attorney Mike Liffrig said Burcham first told Wefald he would waive extradition to Minnesota, then said he would not waive it, so Wefald set bail.

The prosecutor says it will be up to Minnesota officials to send a formal extradition request to North Dakota.

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