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Public Safety

Recap of live coverage, day 5: Cody Brown manslaughter trial

Cody Brown testifies in his trial in Linn County District Court in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Brown is on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of Stephanie Bowling. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Cody Brown testifies in his trial in Linn County District Court in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Brown is on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of Stephanie Bowling. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

Reporter Trish Mehaffey is providing live coverage of the Cody Brown involuntary manslaughter trial. 

Brown, 27, of Marion, is on trial for the death of his girlfriend, Stephanie Bowling, 24. This is the fifth day of the trial.

Review the live blog here:

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