MASON CITY, Iowa — A new trial starting date has been granted to a man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident.

Court records say the date is Sept. 26 for 20-year-old Braedon Bowers. He’s pleaded not guilty in Cerro Gordo County District Court to a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities say he stabbed 23-year-old Wraymond Todd on May 30. Todd died June 4.

The records say Bowers’ trial was set to begin Aug. 8. Bowers also lives in Mason City.

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