A Pennsylvanian has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and more after killing Bryson Shoemaker, an 18-months old boy.
According to cops, Brandon Hoffman slammed the child to the floor while imitating wrestler, Undertaker’s signature wrestling move, “Last Ride”. Unfortunately, he missed. The 20-year old told the cops he had been watching the child while the boy’s mother was at work and had successfully pulled off another wrestling move before the accident.
But a rep for World Wide Entertainment (WWE) - an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling has told TMZ Sports that Hoffman’s flimsy excuse cannot exonerate him.
"There is no excuse for a 20-year-old grown man to assault an 18-month old child, no matter what. Using a flimsy excuse about emulating a wrestling maneuver does not absolve Brandon Hoffman of this abhorrent crime. The death of Bryson Shoemaker is a tragedy, and WWE offers its condolences to the child’s mother, Sierra Shoemaker.", he noted
Bail has been set at $150k.