MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of fatally stabbing another man in May 2017 is expected to claim self-defense at trial, court documents say.
Braedon Bowers, 21, is accused of stabbing Wraymond Leon Todd, 23, Mason City, on May 30. Todd died at the hospital five days later.
On May 22, Bowers’ attorneys filed a notice of defense stating “his intent to rely upon the defense of self-defense at the time of trial.”
A jury trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.
According to court documents, Bowers stabbed Todd in the 300 block of West State Street May 30 and then fled the scene.
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The next day, the Britt Police Department stopped a vehicle Bowers was believed to be in. Bowers, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken into custody.
Mason City police said Bowers and Todd knew each other.
Bowers was initially charged with attempted murder but the charge was changed to first-degree murder after Todd died.
— Courtney Fiorini