Evidence on Death of Republican Teen Suggests Other Reasons for Incident

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Police in North Dakota said there is “no evidence” showing that politics were involved in the death of Cayler Ellingson, the teenager reportedly killed for being an extreme Republican.  Shannon Brandt told a 911 operator that he hit Ellingson because he was part of a “Republican extremist group.”  However, later evidence may suggest that the incident occurred due to Brandt’s deteriorating mental health.