19-year-old gets 24 months for murder conspiracy plotPublished 10:59am Tuesday, August 27, 2013
One of the people involved in a murder conspiracy plot from last October in Pelican Rapids was sentenced to 24 months in prison Monday, Aug. 26 in Otter Tail County District Court.
Brandtley Patrick Hutson, 19, of Dilworth, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court for felony first-degree aggravated robbery. He pleaded guilty June 24. In exchange for the plea, an additional felony charge of first-degree conspiracy to commit assault was dismissed.
Hutson was one of eight people, including three juveniles, involved in the plot that involved robbing and burning a house in Pelican Rapids, and murdering the occupants.
According to the criminal complaint, the group drove two vehicles to a Pelican Rapids home Oct. 4, 2012 and brought along a crow bar, bear mace, a lead pipe, a knife, a machete, a metal baseball bat, gasoline and a gun. The plan was to kill everyone inside and burn down the house.
One of the house’s occupants, Fikret Saric, walked into the front yard and fired two gunshots, one of which struck the passenger side front door of one of the vehicles. The alleged motive in the case was to retrieve stolen marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a drug deal gone bad.