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Man serving life sentence for Great Falls murder sentenced for another charge

Posted at 10:55 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 16:55:04-04

Brandon Miesmer, who is serving a life sentence in the Montana State Prison for killing Cody Bruyere in Great Falls in 2015, was sentenced this week for a crime related to the murder.

Miesmer, 29 years old, was sentenced for brandishing a firearm during a carjacking. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell in Helena to an additional 10 years in prison, which will run consecutive to his conviction for deliberate homicide.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that early on September 7, 2015, after killing Bruyere in Great Falls, Miesmer drove away in a car reaching speeds of more than 110 miles per hour on the interstate just north of Helena.

Officers chased Miesmer, but lost sight of his car.  They later found Miesmer’s car stopped next to another car at the intersection of Lincoln Road and Hauser Dam Road.

Miesmer was removing people from a smaller station wagon located next to his car.  Miesmer then quickly got in the new car and drove north.

According to the driver of the carjacked vehicle, he had stopped at the intersection when Miesmer pulled up, got out of his car, and approached the driver’s side door with a black semi-automatic pistol.

Miesmer pointed the gun at the driver’s face and demanded that he get out of the car.  Miesmer pulled the car door open and yanked the driver out of the car while the driver yelled for his kids to get out.

Miesmer later acknowledged his use of the firearm to the police in order to obtain the car.

Story by David Sherman, MTN News