Man Found Guilty in 2016 Dubuque County Homicide

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A jury has found a Dubuque man guilty of voluntary manslaughter rather than murder in a Dubuque County homicide.

Jurors rendered the verdict Tuesday against Eric Campbell Jr. He had been charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the slaying of Collin Brown on April 2, 2016, at his mobile home in Key West. The trial was moved to Black Hawk County District Court because of pretrial publicity in the Dubuque area.

A mistrial was declared in December in Campbell’s first trial when a witness who didn’t know Campbell at the time of the crime and previously couldn’t identify him mentioned his name during testimony.

Two other men involved in the homicide are already serving prison time.