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Bowers says he’s not guilty of murder charge

This news story was published on June 28, 2017.
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Police on the scene near the 300 block of West State Street back on May 30 after the attack

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of the stabbing death of another man has entered a not-guilty plea in the case and will face a jury trial in August.

Wraymond Leon Todd, age 23 of Mason City, died earlier this month while still in the hospital recovering from a stabbing assault assault. On Tuesday, May 30 at 3:34 PM, officers and medics were dispatched to the 300 block of West State Street on a report of a stabbing. Todd had been stabbed in the chest with a knife and was seriously injured. Todd was transported by medics to Mercy Hospital and emergency surgery was performed; he later passed away. Another man, Cody Michael Bublitz, age 28 of Mason City, was also cut during the assault. He was attended to by medics and declined immediate medical attention.

Braedon Steven Bowers, age 20, was arrested on May 31 in connection with the assault and was charged with Attempted Murder. Bowers is still an inmate at the Cerro Gordo County Jail, held on $50,000 bond. After Todd passed away, Bowers was immediately charged with first-degree murder.

On Tuesday, June 27, Bowers entered a plea of not-guilty. He is set for a jury trial on August 8 with a pre-trail conference on July 25.


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