*Hat Tip: Walkingbear
This terrorist convicted of shooting and beheading a North Dakota State University researcher in an attempt to start a terroristic white supremacist group will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Judge James Hovey sentenced Daniel Wacht on Wednesday to life in prison with no parole. Wacht’s attorney, Steven Mottinger, had asked for life with the possibility of parole.
The terrorist, 31, declined to speak at the sentencing and showed no emotion as his sentence was handed down. Honks have no emotion, they don’t have a soul.
A jury in April found Wacht guilty of murder in the death of Kurt Johnson, 54, who was last seen alive outside a Cooperstown bar on New Year’s Eve 2010. His severed head was found in a crawl space in Wacht’s basement. His body has not been found.
Prosecutors said Wacht killed Johnson to prove his worth to the Aryan Nation, and that there were “layers of evidence” to convict the barbarian, including a love seat cushion soaked in Johnson’s blood found in Wacht’s garage.
Mottinger disputed the whitemarish motive and said there was no way to prove that Wacht pulled the trigger.
Johnson was an NDSU researcher based in Cooperstown, a community of fewer than 1,000 people about 75 miles northwest of Fargo.
His brother, Korwin Johnson, on Wednesday said his brother’s killing was a “senseless, brutal crime.”
Mottinger said he will appeal.