Due to the threats, Pryor decided to drive down to Dave’s Old Home café in Pisgah to attempt to diffuse any adverse situation that could happen, the newspaper said.
Eventually, Erlbacher rammed his truck into Pryor’s, and Pryor eventually left the scene.
Soon after, the Erlbacher rammed into Solberg.
In the verdict written by District Judge Greg Steensland, he noted that Erlbacher’s initial “blow” to Solberg wasn’t fatal because he was heard “screaming” out for his brother.
“Rather than just leave, Erlbacher went down the street, turned around, and came back to strike Solberg a second time. This time, Solberg ended up on the pavement under the back side of an SUV parked just outside of Dave’s Old Home… to be sure he had completed the job, Erlbacher drove his truck up and over Solberg one last time,” Steensland said as evidenced by Twiner- Herald.
Afterward, Erlbacher drove off but his truck eventually broke down. He then told Pryor that he killed Solberg, according to the verdict.
Erlbacher was convicted of first-degree murder after a bench trial in December 2021 and was sentenced on Monday.
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