Trial date to be moved for man accused of killing his wife, UI Health Care budget official JoEllen Browning

Roy Browning's trial date was previously set for March 10. A new date has yet to be set.

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Contributed from the Johnson County Sherriff

Kayli Reese, Managing Editor


The dates for the trial and case management conference of Roy Browning — the man accused of killing his wife, UI Health Care budget official JoEllen Browning — will be reset to different dates.

The case management conference was set for Friday, and the trial previously was going to begin on March 10. A scheduling conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 via telephone between the defense and the state to set new dates for both.

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.

JoEllen Browning was found dead in her home on April 5, 2019, & autopsy results showed she died of sharp-forced injuries. Roy Browning was arrested for her murder on Oct. 28, 2019, and has pleaded not guilty.

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