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Davenport man arrested for murder of girlfriend

Davenport man arrested for murder of girlfriend

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A Davenport man has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Davenport Police announced in a news release Wednesday.

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Sylvis Brandon Nelson, 35, has been charged with first degree murder. His girlfriend, Cobrianda Anderson, 34, was dead by the time police, fire and EMS crews arrived on March 24 in response to a medical call to the 1900 block of West 1st Street. 

Nelson reportedly told police Anderson had suffered an asthma attack. According to court documents, Anderson's injuries weren't consistent with an asthma attack, so an autopsy was performed and the cause of death was determined to be strangulation and blunt force head injuries. 

Nelson is currently being held in the Scott County Jail with no bond.

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