Faribault Man Faces Nearly 12 Years in Prison For Fatal Road Rage
Faribault, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Faribault man is scheduled to be sentenced next month for a fatal road rage incident that occurred last June.
Rice County Attorney Brian Mortensen says 53-year-old Leslie Shawn Sanders has entered a guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge. The plea agreement calls for a sentence of just under 12 years in prison.
According to a news release, Sanders assaulted a 79-year-old man following a "rolling dispute" on a Rice County Road southeast of Dundas that began when Sanders passed an SUV driven by Larry Myers and collided with the victim's vehicle while performing the maneuver. The charges indicated both drivers continued heading north into Dundas, where Sanders got out of his pickup, and went to the victim's vehicle where he began punching him in the face.
Court documents say Myers, who was also from Faribault, was driving to a dialysis appointment when the assault occurred. He suffered multiple facial fractures and a significant brain injury that led to his death nine days after the attack on June 27, 2022.