December 18, 2015 11:26 AM

Missouri trooper charged in death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in handcuffs

Trooper Anthony Piercy turned himself in Friday to authorities and was released on $50,000 bond

Criminal charge follows 18 months of investigations, including two special prosecutors

Ellingson, 20, was wearing an unsecured life vest in Piercy’s boat when he entered the water

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