SCRANTON (WOLF) — 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.
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.