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Published July 18, 2013, 08:42 PM

Convicted Griggs County killer loses appeal at N.D. Supreme Court

Daniel Wacht, convicted of murdering Kurt Johnson in Griggs County, has lost his appeal before the North Dakota Supreme Court, according to a court opinion released today.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

Daniel Wacht, convicted of murdering Kurt Johnson in Griggs County, has lost his appeal before the North Dakota Supreme Court, according to a court opinion released today.

Wacht, who is serving a life sentence at the state prison, argued that law enforcement officials did not have probable cause to search his van and his home, where they found Johnson's head and a blood-stained couch cushion and pillow that tested positive for Johnson's DNA.

The Supreme Court confirmed the lower court's conviction.

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