Man Accused in Fargo Bar Beating Death Changes Plea

A man accused in the beating death of another man outside a Fargo bar earlier this year changes his plea to guilty.

35-year-old Scott Moen of Fargo pleaded guilty to murder in the killing of 35-year-old Joey Gaarsland outside of Rick’s and Speck’s bars after prosecutors say there’s evidence he kicked Gaarsland in the head.

Moen’s lawyer says his client didn’t start the fight but is taking responsibility for his part.

Moen also pleaded guilty to assaulting Gaarsland’s wife.

A sentencing date is set for February.