West Burlington man’s death ruled a murder

Matthew Braun

Matthew Braun

Investigators say a West Burlington, Iowa man was murdered by another man at a residential care facility in Fayette, Iowa.

Radio Iowa reports 57-year-old Kris Allan Simpson died after he was allegedly attacked by 35-year-old Matthew Braun at Prairie View Residential Care Facility.  The attack was reportedly captured by surveillance cameras.

The attack was reported around 1 a.m. Monday, September 17.  Braun was arrested then and charged with attempted murder.

Simpson was hospitalized and died Saturday, September 22.   That’s when the charge against Braun was upgraded to murder.

Braun was held in the Fayette County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash-only bond.


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