FARGO, N.D. — A man facing a murder charge in a fatal beating outside of a Fargo bar last year is set to stand trial next week.
WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/2d7Qjj7 ) reports that the trial of 34-year-old Jason Oien is scheduled to begin Sept. 27. It is expected to last two weeks. The trial initially was scheduled for late March but it was delayed due to new evidence and witnesses in the case.
Oien could face life in prison without parole if convicted of killing 35-year-old Joey Gaarsland in May 2015. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges including murder and three counts of criminal conspiracy.
Three other people charged in the case have pleaded guilty and could testify against Oien. The station reports 100 prospective jurors have been summoned for selection.
Information from: WDAY-TV, http://wday.com