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Husband of JoEllen Browning charged with first-degree murder in her death

Roy Browning, Jr., 67, of Iowa City (Courtesy: Johnson County Jail)
Roy Browning, Jr., 67, of Iowa City (Courtesy: Johnson County Jail)(KCRG)
Published: Oct. 28, 2019 at 10:24 PM CDT
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A man who was married to a woman killed in April in Iowa City has been arrested and charged with her murder.

Roy Browning, Jr., 67, of Iowa City, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, according to arresting documents. He was taken into custody at around 7:13 p.m. on Monday, October 28.

Browning was married to JoEllen Browning, 65,

in their home on Friday, April 5, 2019. Her death was determined to be by homicide, and caused by

.

The Brownings were married for 42 years. The couple had two adult children. JoEllen was the director of operating budgets at University of Iowa Health Care. Roy is a businessman.

Roy is being held at the Johnson County Jail on a $5 million bond. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 8.

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