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Published October 30, 2012, 05:55 PM

Man Pleads Guilty in Death of Fargo Guitarist

FARGO —Seth Lund pleaded guilty Monday in federal court here to injecting into the arm of Cody Connor this summer heroin that killed the popular Fargo blues guitar player.

By: Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald

FARGO —Seth Lund pleaded guilty Monday in federal court here to injecting into the arm of Cody Connor this summer heroin that killed the popular Fargo blues guitar player.

Lund, 25, admitted he was in a Fargo residence June 6 with Connor and Nicole Wadsworth, 24, of Grand Forks, and Nathan Evenson, 27, of Fargo.

Because Connor “was afraid of needles but addicted to heroin,” Lund injected a needle into Connor’s arm, pumping heroin into his vein, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Myers in court.

Connor, 30, died shortly after from an overdose of heroin.

The deal Lund struck with prosecutors is to serve seven years in prison for the charge of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it. The maximum penalty is 20 years. District Judge Ralph Erickson told Lund he is not bound by the terms of the plea agreement in deciding the sentence and set sentencing for Jan. 23.

Wadsworth and Evenson pleaded not guilty earlier this month to the more serious charges of providing heroin that led to the death of Connor, which carries a top penalty of life in prison and a $1 million fine.

Myers says Wadsworth and Evenson were responsible for bringing the heroin to Fargo from the Twin Cities. Their trial is scheduled for Dec. 11.

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