A judge exceeded the recommended sentence for the last man accused in the bar beating death of Fargo man Joey Gaarsland. Scott Moen was given a 20-year sentence despite prosecution recommending… continue reading ›
First Sentencing Handed Out for Gaarsland Murder Case
The first man charged in the beating death of a Fargo man outside of two bars last year is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Nicholas Morris, 35, had pleaded guilty in August to accomplice to murder and criminal conspiracy.
Morris is one of four people charged in the May 2015 death of Joey Gaarsland outside of Speck’s and Rick’s bars in Fargo.
Three other suspects have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing including Jason Oien, Scott Moen and Jessy Olson.