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A young man of 18 was killed after a political debate became heated. The accused killer has defended himself by saying the teen was a Republican extremist.
Brandt had a tough time understanding the charges against him in the killing of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson.
"I have a job, a life and a house and things I don't want to see go by the wayside—family that are very important to me," Brandt told a judge at his first court hearing. pic.twitter.com/UG9vc9PvTV
— Mia Cathell (@MiaCathell) September 21, 2022
Brandt “stated that he struck the pedestrian because the pedestrian was threatening him. Brandt stated that the pedestrian called some people and Brandt was afraid they were coming to get him.”
The young man had called his mother to come get him, because someone was chasing him, and in retaliation for his call for help, he was killed.
The friends and family of Cayler Elingson have set up a GoFundMe, to help the family with funeral, legal and other expenses in this very difficult time for them.
Brandt has been charged, and released on $50 000 bail, pending trial.Published in