April 16, 2014

Death of care facility resident results in charge of murder

Matthew Braun

A resident of a northeast Iowa care facility is now accused in the death of a fellow resident. Matthew Braun, 35, was arrested and charged with attempted murder last week after investigators said he attacked another man at the Prairie View Residential Care Facility in Fayette.

Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher says the victim, 57-year-old Kris Allan Simpson of West Burlington, died from his injuries on Saturday. It’s unclear what prompted the incident or exactly what happened.

Fisher is releasing few details about the case. “Obviously, there is the possibility of a court trial so we certainly don’t want to say anything that would taint a jury’s thinking,” Fisher said.

Braun is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.