- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A man accused of beating a musician on the streets of Juneau and then leaving the man unconscious has pleaded guilty to felony assault.

The Juneau Empire reports (https://bit.ly/1OadTGK ) 31-year-old Darrin Austin changed his plea to guilty Tuesday as part of a plea deal.

Video surveillance cameras captured the June incident involving Austin and 50-year-old C Scott Fry, a well-known bassist and radio show host. The video shows Fry start the altercation by shoving Austin into a wall.

Prosecutors said Austin retaliated and continued beating Fry, who was knocked unconscious when he hit his head against the sidewalk.

Authorities say officers arrived to find Fry not breathing.

Fry, who says he doesn’t have recollection of the incident, spent a month recovering at a facility in Seattle.


Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, https://www.juneauempire.com

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