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ND Man Free After Reportedly Admitting He Killed Teen For Being Republican

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  • Shannon Brandt, 41, of Glenfield, N.D., was released from jail on $50,000 bail after he struck Caylor Ellingson, 18.
  • Brandt initially told first responders that Ellingson “was threatening him,” then admitted that struck Ellingson because he was a Republican.
  • A breathalyzer test showed that Brandt’s blood-alcohol level was above the 0.08 legal limit, but he was not charged with DUI.

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