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Brandt pleads guilty to manslaughter

Shannon Brandt has pleaded guilty to running over and killing 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson last year.

At a hearing on Thursday, May 18, Brandt entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter, a Class B felony which carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

In accordance with a plea agreement, Foster County State’s Attorney Kara Brinster has now dropped the Class B felony charge of leaving the scene...