North Dakota highschool holds second of silence for slain Cayler Ellingson throughout homecoming soccer recreation
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CARRINGTON, N.D. — Throughout its homecoming recreation, the North Dakota highschool the place Cayler Ellingson not too long ago graduated held a second of silence in remembrance of the 18-year-old who was killed on Sunday after a political argument.
The second of silence was held throughout Carrington Excessive Faculty’s homecoming soccer recreation on Friday night time. Ellingson graduated from the highschool in 2022.
Ellingson was killed early Sunday morning in McHenry, North Dakota after Shannon Brandt, 41, allegedly admitted to utilizing his SUV to hit Ellingson, who later died at an area hospital.
In line with an affidavit, Brandt advised the state first responders’ radio that he struck the pedestrian with an SUV as a result of the “pedestrian was threatening him,” including that he thought Ellingson was a part of a “Republican extremist group.”
“Brandt said that the pedestrian referred to as some individuals and Brandt was afraid they have been coming to get him,” the court docket doc states. “Brandt admitted to State Radio that he hit the pedestrian and that the pedestrian was a part of a Republican extremist group.”
North Dakota Freeway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind advised Fox Information Digital on Thursday that there was “no proof” supporting that declare.
“There isn’t a proof to assist the declare Brandt made about Ellingson,” Niewind mentioned. “This stays an energetic investigation and as proof is gathered and reviewed, we’ll seek the advice of with the Foster County State’s Lawyer to find out if Brandt’s present prices will stay as at present charged or if further prices will likely be introduced towards him.”
Brandt was charged with legal vehicular murder, in addition to leaving the scene of a crash involving a demise after the incident. He was being held within the Stutsman County Jail till Tuesday, when he posted a $50,000 bond and was launched.
The incident occurred after a “road dance,” and court docket paperwork state that Brandt initially fled the incident, solely to later return and name 911 to report what occurred.
The 18-year-old’s dad and mom advised police they knew Brandt, however mentioned their son did not.
Police additionally went to Brandt’s residence in Glenfield the place he talked to officers and “admitted to consuming alcohol previous to the incident,” the affidavit states.
Brandt’s blood-alcohol stage was 0.08, a breathalyzer check later confirmed, in keeping with the affidavit.
Fox Information’ Stephanie Pagones and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.