UPDATE | Ryan Taylor convicted of involuntary manslaughter


    UPDATE | Ryan Taylor convicted of involuntary manslaughter

    UPDATE: A man accused of throwing a woman into the Lackawanna river has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

    Twenty-six-year-old Ryan Taylor took the stand last week denying he had any part in the death of 28-year-old Danee Mower.

    Lackawanna County prosecutors alleged that Taylor grabbed Mower by the ankles during an argument and flipped her into the water where she died of drowning and hypothermia.

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    ORIGINAL STORY: A murder trial is underway in Scranton.

    Ryan Taylor is accused of flipping a woman's body over a bridge, into the Lackawanna River in February 2017.

    The defense argues 28-year-old Danee Mowers had a seizure, fell and drowned.

    On Tuesday, the first witness called to the stand was County Coroner Tim Rowland.

    Rowland testified Mowers died of drowning and hypothermia.

    He ruled her death a homicide.

    The trial continues tomorrow at the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

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