The North Dakota man who admitted to mowing down a teenager with his SUV last September because he thought the boy was a “rightwing extremist” is facing a maximum of only ten years in prison after the prosecutor dropped the charge from murder to manslaughter.
Shannon Brandt, 42, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge, avoiding a trial which was set to start on May 30, KVRR reported.
A North Dakota man arrested for running over a teenager he purportedly believed to be a Republican extremist was charged with murder Friday.
Shannon Brandt admitted to hitting Cayler Ellingson with his vehicle Sept. 18 and left the scene before returning, calling 911 and leaving again, according to a police affidavit. Brandt was subsequently charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide involving a motor vehicle and duty in accident involving death, but Foster County State’s Attorney Kara Brinster replaced the first charge with the more severe felony charge of murder.
The North Dakota man who admitted to running over 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson with an SUV after a political argument earlier this month, is not under house arrest and has no curfew, Fox News reported.
Shannon Brandt, 41, was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond on Sept. 20 after he fatally hit Ellington with his vehicle following a street dance at a local bar in McHenry, North Dakota.
The North Dakota man who admitted to mowing down a teenager with his SUV over politics early Sunday, was released on $50,000 bond, Tuesday, according to Townhall reporter Mia Cathell.