A night of partying at a hangout for biker veterans in northern California turned deadly, authorities say — and one man is accused of torturing and murdering a 70-year-old Vietnam vet before burning his remains.
Sean Bryant, 51, was booked Sunday for allegedly murdering and torturing Stanley Owen Norman.
Bryant initially told cops that he and Norman spent the night of April 14 drinking together into the next morning. He said he eventually passed out and woke up as the sun was coming up the next day to find Norman, his Hummer H2 and his poodle KoKo all missing.
Cops searched for Norman for a month and eventually found his charred remains on one of Bryant’s properties.
Bryant made inroads with the veteran community after moving to Grass Valley in rural northern California roughly two years ago, according to Kristen Day, a fellow veteran who organized a community search for Norman and spoke to Oxygen.com.