Shannon Brandt sentenced to 5 years in prison for death of Cayler Ellingson

(Fargo, ND) — Shannon Joseph Brandt was sentenced in Foster County today to five years in prison for using his vehicle to kill 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson. 

Brandt was convicted on a manslaughter charge.

Brandt ran over Ellingson on September 18th, 2022, following a street dance in McHenry. 

Brandt’s attorney, Mark Friese, tells WDAY Radio Now that Brandt will get 356 days credit for time served. 


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