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A North Dakota man was sentenced to 5 years in prison for running over and killing a teen last year

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for running over and killing an 18-year-old after a street dance in a small town last year. The case had drawn the attention of former President Donald Trump after the driver initially claimed the teen was a “Republican extremist” who threatened him. Shannon Brandt pleaded guilty in May to manslaughter in connection with Cayler Ellingson’s death in September 2022. His sentence also includes credit for about a year served as well as three years’ supervised probation and a yearlong suspension of his driver’s license.

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