JOELLEN BROWNING: Iowa vs. Roy Browning Jr. for murder of wife

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By
RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press
October 29, 2019, 11:29 AM
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This Oct. 28, 2019, photo provided by the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City, Iowa shows Roy Browning, Jr. Browning has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, JoEllen Browning, a University of Iowa Health Care official, who was found dead in their home on April 5. (Johnson County Jail via AP)
This Oct. 28, 2019, photo provided by the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City, Iowa shows Roy Browning, Jr. Browning has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, JoEllen Browning, a University of Iowa Health Care official, who was found dead in their home on April 5. (Johnson County Jail via AP)The Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The husband of an Iowa health care administrator stabbed his wife to death in April, hours before she was set to learn about financial problems he had tried to hide from her, police alleged in court documents filed Tuesday.

Roy Browning Jr. of Iowa City was arrested Monday night on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of JoEllen Browning, his wife of 42 years. He was being held Tuesday at the Johnson County jail after a judge set a $5 million bond.


Roy Browning, 67, had called 911 on the morning of April 5 to report that he found his wife unresponsive on her bedroom floor at their Iowa City home. <snip>
An hour after she was reported dead, JoEllen Browning was scheduled to meet with the family's financial representative to discuss those problems as she prepared to file their taxes, Riessen wrote.

At the meeting, JoEllen Browning was going to learn that one of their savings accounts was depleted, that Roy Browning had taken out loans of which she was not aware and that an account she thought was active never actually existed, he wrote. <snip>
 

GarAndMo39

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Trial date set for man accused of killing wife JoEllen Browning
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The trial will begin at 9 a.m. on March 10 at the Johnson County Courthouse. Browning has been charged with first-degree murder and has pleaded not guilty. <snip>
A case management conference date has also been set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 14. At the conference, Browning will either reaffirm his not guilty plea, change his plea to guilty, or offer to plead guilty in order to come to a plea deal, according to court documents. <snip>
 

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Wow, 42 years of marriage and two adult children, to end like this. What is WRONG with people, smh. Killing her certainly did not solve his problems did it? It only secured his arrest and likely the rest of his life in prison.
 

GarAndMo39

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Trial date to be moved for man accused of killing his wife, UI Health Care budget official JoEllen Browning
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According to documents filed Monday, the defense requested a delay in the trial due to a previously granted motion to extend deadlines on pretrial motions. The defense also wanted a trial delay due to “other conflicting professional obligations, the substantial amount of discovery yet to be reviewed, and the need to pursue additional defense investigation,” court documents read.

The state did not resist the defense’s motion to delay the trial and case management conference.
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GarAndMo39

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Trial for Iowa City man accused of murder delayed to next year​

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - A trial set to start today for an Iowa City man accused of killing his wife is now delayed until next year.

Roy Browning Jr. has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges. He is accused of stabbing JoEllen Browning back in April of last year.

Court documents say his lawyers asked to delay the trial because of restrictions in place due to the pandemic.

His trial is now set to happen on March 16th next year.

Prosecutors say Browning’s motive to kill his wife may have been hidden financial transactions and her substantial life insurance policy.
 

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Trial for Iowa City man accused of murdering his wife likely delayed for a third time​

The trial was scheduled to begin on March 16th, but, according to court documents, a trial rescheduling conference has been scheduled to take place on February 18th at 11:00 A.M. via phone.

According to a motion for continuance filed by Browning’s lawyer, attorney Leon F. Spies, Browning’s defense team says COVID-19 precautions and restrictions have “continued to severely impede counsel’s ability to confer with the Defendant, review the voluminous discovery materials in this case, and determine the necessity of filing pretrial motions.”

Browning’s defense team also cited the inability of independent forensic examination of evidence to be completed before the beginning of the March 16th trial date as another reason for rescheduling request.
 

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Murder trial for Roy Browning Jr. rescheduled

The murder trial for Roy Browning has been reset again, this time for August 10, 2021.
 

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Trial for 2019 Iowa City murder further delayed until 2022​

The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing his wife will not take place until at least early 2022.

A filing in Johnson County District Court showed that the start date for the trial of Roy Browning, Jr., is now set for February 1, 2022, after most recently being delayed until August 2021. The trial has previously been delayed three total times.
 

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Murder trial for Iowa City man accused of killing his wife delayed yet again
The Iowa City man accused of killing his wife after she found out about money issues he'd been hiding from her is getting his trial delayed yet again.

His trial has been pushed back six times now between pandemic delays and requests from his defense.

The Gazette is reporting the trial will now start in July instead of February because some witnesses weren't available for trial next month.
 

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By
RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press
October 29, 2019, 11:29 AM
4 min read
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This Oct. 28, 2019, photo provided by the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City, Iowa shows Roy Browning, Jr. Browning has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, JoEllen Browning, a University of Iowa Health Care official, who was found dead in their home on April 5. (Johnson County Jail via AP)
This Oct. 28, 2019, photo provided by the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City, Iowa shows Roy Browning, Jr. Browning has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, JoEllen Browning, a University of Iowa Health Care official, who was found dead in their home on April 5. (Johnson County Jail via AP)The Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The husband of an Iowa health care administrator stabbed his wife to death in April, hours before she was set to learn about financial problems he had tried to hide from her, police alleged in court documents filed Tuesday.

Roy Browning Jr. of Iowa City was arrested Monday night on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of JoEllen Browning, his wife of 42 years. He was being held Tuesday at the Johnson County jail after a judge set a $5 million bond.


Roy Browning, 67, had called 911 on the morning of April 5 to report that he found his wife unresponsive on her bedroom floor at their Iowa City home. <snip>
An hour after she was reported dead, JoEllen Browning was scheduled to meet with the family's financial representative to discuss those problems as she prepared to file their taxes, Riessen wrote.

At the meeting, JoEllen Browning was going to learn that one of their savings accounts was depleted, that Roy Browning had taken out loans of which she was not aware and that an account she thought was active never actually existed, he wrote. <snip>
I've heard of spouses killing for the same reason but I can't find any sense in it. His poor wife.What she must have been going through mentally also when he did killed her.
 

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