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A California man found guilty of lighting UC Berkeley students on fire inside a boba tea shop in 2020 with a blowtorch has been released from custody and will avoid jail time, The Berkeley Scanner reports.

 

Brandon McGlone, 49, was referred to the Veterans Treatment Court and will be participating in a "diversion treatment" program as part of his plea deal, according to Alameda County Superior Court records.

 

 

Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price, who ran on "racial equity", agreed to the plea deal after reaching an agreement with the public defender's office, the outlet reports.

 

At a court hearing on April 28, Judge James Cramer said that all charges "will be dismissed" if McGlone succesfully completes the diversion program. According to The Berkeley Scanner, if McGlone does not complete the program he will be sent to prison for up to eight years.:snip:

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North Dakota DA Gives Sweetheart Deal to Man Who Ran Down a Conservative Teen That Will Probably Keep Him out of Jail

Nearly a year ago, on September 18, 2020, 41-year-old Shannon (this is a man, in case you were wondering) Brandt ran down and killed 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson on a McHenry, North Dakota, street. Brandt was driving with a BAC above the legal limit, but his impaired driving wasn’t the problem; he targeted Ellingson for death, and after killing him, he left the scene. Ellingson, according to Brandt, was a Republican extremist and pretty much had it coming:

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After admitting to killing Ellingson on purpose, Brandt was freed on a $50,000 bond and placed in home confinement. He told the judge, “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.”

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Thursday, Shannon Brandt was allowed to plead guilty to a single charge of manslaughter. All other charges were dismissed.

Foster County State Attorney Kara Brinster said in a news release Thursday that Brandt had been drinking and argued with Ellingson before driving erratically and knocking the victim down with his car and running over his legs and torso.

A probable cause affidavit said Brandt left the scene and was visibly intoxicated when authorities found him at his home in Glenfield.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Brandt remains free on bond pending sentencing. He faces up to 10 years in prison.:snip:

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