In September of last year, a North Dakota man named Shannon Brandt ran down and killed a teenager named Cayler Ellingson because he supposedly suspcted him of being a Republican extremist.
Brandt was allowed to plea to the charge of manslaughter and was just sentenced to only five years in prison, followed by three years of probation.
This is outrageous. J6 Defendants are getting longer sentences than this man and he killed someone.
Valley News Live reports:
Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for death of Foster County teen
A Glenfield, North Dakota, man is sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement in the death of an 18-year-old last September.
A judge handed down the sentence for Shannon Brandt on Friday, September 8. Brandt was given credit for 356 already served behind bars. His five-year sentence will be followed by three years of supervised probation.
Brandt’s lawyer, Mark Friese, told Valley News Live following the sentencing, “Shannon is pleased that the matter is concluded and hopes those affected can begin to heal.”
Brandt, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in May 2023 for running over 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson after a street dance in McHenry, North Dakota in September 2022.
Court documents say Brandt called 911 and said he hit Ellingson because he was being threatened. Documents say Brandt told police the 18-year-old was part of a republican extremist group and that he was afraid they were coming to get him.
This is not equal justice under the law.
Shannon Brandt who murdered Cayler Ellingson for being a Republican was sentenced today to 5 years in prison.
Shannon reportedly told 911 that Cayler was part of a “Republican extremist group.”
Meanwhile Republicans are getting jailed for 17 years for tearing down a fence. pic.twitter.com/8tL8L3y3Li
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) September 8, 2023
Remember Cayler Ellingson? The 18-year-old who was targeted for his conservative views and hit with a car?
Shannon Brandt, the driver of the car, was just sentenced to 5 years in prison.
But if you walked around the capitol for 20 mins? DECADES in prison. Truly demonic & evil.
— Matthew H (@MattH_4America) September 8, 2023
😡 Shannon Brandt was just sentenced to ONLY 5 years for murdering Cayler Ellingson for being Republican.
Meanwhile J6 protestors are getting 17 and 22 year sentences.
The two-tiered system of justice is getting worse. pic.twitter.com/vvUvjXNfPR
— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) September 8, 2023
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is a Republican who is running for president.
He would be wise to comment on this situation.