In September 2022, Shannon Brandt fatally struck and killed an 18-year-old in North Dakota for being a Republican.
Brandt later “justified” his actions by stating that he believed the victim, Cayler Ellingson, was an extremist.
Police found no evidence for Brandt’s claims.
Brandt’s charges were recently reduced to manslaughter.
As reported by Times Union:
Reduced charge for man who ran over North Dakota teen
A man accused of intentionally running over an 18-year-old at a street dance in North Dakota had his charges reduced from murder to manslaughter, according to court documents filed Monday…
Brandt was first charged with criminal vehicular homicide but the charge was later upgraded to felony murder.
He has also been charged with leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in death.
Foster County State Attorney Kara Brinster was not available Monday afternoon to discuss why the charge was reduced to manslaughter.
KVVR Local News also reports that Brandt has now pleaded guilty to manslaughter:
Shannon Brandt Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter for Running Down Teen in McHenry, ND
The McHenry, North Dakota man accused of running down a teen after a street dance last summer pleads guilty to manslaughter.
A charge of leaving the scene of an accident was dismissed.
42-year-old Shannon Brandt avoids going to trial which was supposed to start on May 30.
He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.
Earlier this month, the prosecutor in the case dropped the charge from murder to manslaughter.
This is an egregious injustice and Republicans should be outraged.