Browning trial delayed


The murder trial of Roy Browning, accused of killing his wife in 2019, has been delayed again.

The Daily Iowan reports that after a judge met with prosecutors and defense attorneys last week, the decision was made to delay Browning’s trial for a sixth time. It was set to begin on July 12th.

Browning’s attorneys have filed a motion to bar prosecutors from telling jurors that Browning declined or stopped police questioning and requested an attorney during an interview. They’re also asking for testimony to be barred from witnesses regarding Jo Ellen Browning’s activities, the couple’s relationship, or statements about their finances, calling them “mixed heresay.”

JoEllen Browning was 65 when she was found dead just after 7am April 5th 2019 at the couple’s Green Mountain Drive home. An autopsy concluded that she died of sharp-force injuries. Roy Browning was charged on October 28th of that year and remains in the Johnson County Jail on a $5 million bond. He faces life in prison without parole if convicted.

A new trial date has not yet been scheduled.