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Police investigate a stabbing in the 300 block of West State Street in Mason City Tuesday afternoon.

MASON CITY | A man who was stabbed on a Mason City street May 30 has died, according to police. 

Wraymond Leon Todd, 23, Mason City, died Sunday while recovering in the hospital, the Mason City Police Department said in a news release Monday afternoon. 

Police say Braedon Steven Bowers, 20, Mason City, stabbed Todd in the chest May 30 on West State Street. 

Bowers was likely to be charged with first-degree murder Monday afternoon, police said, but no charge had been filed as of 5 p.m. Monday. He was arrested for attempted murder May 31. 

Bowers is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $50,000 bond, pending his next court hearing Thursday. 

Police say Bowers stabbed Wraymond Todd in the chest about 3:30 p.m. The incident occurred on the street near a two-story home at 325 W. State St.

Cody Michael Bublitz, 28, Mason City, was also cut during the assault but declined immediate medical attention, according to police. 

Police say Bowers and Todd knew each other, but haven't released details of that relationship or said what they think motivated the incident.

Bowers, who fled the scene, was found about 24 hours later.

Police towed a vehicle they believe Bowers was driving as he left the scene and later abandoned.

The Britt Police Department on the afternoon of May 31 spotted a vehicle Bowers was believed to be in and stopped the vehicle. Bowers, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken into custody.

Bowers had his initial court appearance June 1 via videoconference.

Bowers, who was wearing a black and white striped jail uniform, stood quietly for most of the hearing, hands cuffed in front of him. 

He had a question about a court document mentioned by the judge, as well as about his detention at the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

"I was just wondering why I'm being in isolation," Bowers asked.

"I'm not the jailer, but you could ask the jailer regarding your status," Aronsen replied. "They may or may not answer, but that would also be a question for you to ask your attorney."


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