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Published April 05, 2012, 06:55 PM

Cooperstown man asking for suppression of testimony in murder case

Cooperstown, ND (WDAY TV) - A Cooperstown man facing murder charges is asking a judge to suppress some of his testimony.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A Cooperstown man facing murder charges is asking a judge to suppress some of his testimony.

Thirty-one year-old Daniel Wacht is accused of shooting and decapitating NDSU researcher Kurt Johnson, who was last seen alive on New Year's Eve 2010.

Wacht wants statements that point to a possible motive for the killing to be suppressed during the trial, set to start April 16th. A witness says Wacht talked with Johnson about blowing something up or killing someone to get attention for the Aryan Nation -- a white supremacist gang.

Johnson's head was discovered in Wacht's basement. His body still has not been recovered. Wacht has pleaded not guilty.

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