- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A judge says the last of four men to be sentenced in the beating death of a man outside a Fargo bar must serve 20 years in prison.

KFGO radio reports (https://bit.ly/2jlo0wE) that prosecutors had recommended a sentence of 15 years for Scott Moen, who pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

Moen and three other men were convicted in the May 2015 death of 35-year-old Joey Gaarsland. Police say he was defending his wife during an argument that began in the bar and ended up in the parking lot.

Two other defendants, Jessy Olson and Nicholas Morris, were sentenced to 20 years in prison. A fourth man, Jason Oien, was sentenced to 15 years.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com


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