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Opening arguments begin in murder trial of Cooperstown, N.D., native

Published 04/17/2012, The Forum

During opening arguments in the murder trial of Wacht, 31, of Cooperstown, N.D., Spahr told jurors that Johnson, 54, was celebrating New Year’s Eve when Wacht snuffed out his life “as suddenly and quickly as the cork popping off a champagne bottle.”

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