Stories tagged with: Celeste Fronsman

October 14, 2013 - 12:44pm
40 weeks 21 hours ago

As the murder trial of Lafonse Dixon enters its second week of testimony the prosecution continues to call witnesses. 

Monday, Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox called two experts from Ohio BCI to the stand. The pair testified that they examined and ran tests on evidence from the crime scene. A third expert from Ohio BCI also testified about his work doing DNA analysis on some of the items found. 

The third expert testified that DNA found on masking tape located...

October 11, 2013 - 5:09pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

Monica Washington took the stand in court on Friday and testified that LaFonse Dixon should own up to his part in the murder of 29-year-old Canton woman, Celeste Fronsman, who was burned alive near State Route 208 in Muskingum County in August 2012.

With her family watching, 25-year-old Washington, who was once a college student with no prior criminal history, described to the jury that she met both Fronsman, who she considered a friend, and Culberson, who she had "a crack-fueled...

October 11, 2013 - 10:57am
40 weeks 4 days ago

 As the murder trial of Lafonse Dixon continues in Common Pleas Court, Monica Washington spent time on the stand Friday morning. 

Washington explained to the jury she met Dixon by getting drugs and Celeste Fronsman and Katrina Culberson from prostituting on the streets of Canton. 

She also told the court about the morning of August 26, 2012 and how she placed the child locks on the vehicle, using it to kidnap Fronsman. 

She explained her part in beating...

October 10, 2013 - 5:35pm
40 weeks 4 days ago

It's three days into the trial of LaFonse Dixon, the man accused of helping murder 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman, the Canton woman found burned alive in Muskingum County. Over 10 witnesses have already taken the stand, with six of them testifying on Tuesday. The first to testify was Howard Cammon. He told the jury Dixon, Katrina Culberson and a friend of theirs were searching for Fronsman prior to her death.

"They come through the house looking you know in my bedroom...

October 9, 2013 - 7:06pm
40 weeks 5 days ago

After making a plea deal to avoid the death penalty, 22-year-old Canton prostitute Katrina Culberson agreed to cooperate and testify against LaFonse Dixon, her former boyfriend and drug dealer who is charged with aggrevated murder, kidnapping and aggrevated arson in the death a 29-year-old Canton woman named Celeste Fronsman.

Culberson took the stand just after 9 a.m. And she stayed there for hours. In her own words she explained to the jury the weeks leading up to Aug. 26, 2012, where...

October 8, 2013 - 5:02pm
40 weeks 6 days ago

The trial of LaFonse Dixon started Tuesday, almost 14 months after the burning body of a Canton woman was found on State Route 208 in Muskingum County.

The 34-year-old defendant from Canton has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder with two specifications, kidnapping and aggravated arson. Prosecutor Mike Haddox began his opening statement with a photo of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman, who was found beaten, strangled and burned alive August 26, 2012. She died two days later. He said...

September 26, 2012 - 1:48pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

A suspect in the murder of Celeste Fronsman stood before a judge to enter a plea.

It's been exactly a month since 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman was found burned and beaten on State Route 208 near Adamsville. Wednesday, a suspect in the case 21-year-old Katrina Culberson went before Judge Kelly Cottrill to change her plea to guilty to charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and arson.

In exchange for her guilty pleas the death specifications in the murder charge were dropped....

September 19, 2012 - 5:21am
1 year 43 weeks ago

A suspect in the murder of a 29-year-old Canton woman will go before a judge, Wednesday.

33-year-old Lafonse Dixon, of Canton, will enter his plea to one count each of aggravated murder with two death specifications, kidnapping and aggravated arson.

He also faces other charges in the death of Celeste Fronsman.

Authorities believe that Dixon along with 24-year-old Monica Washington and 20-year-old Katrina Culberson took part in the death of Fronsman, who was found...

September 12, 2012 - 4:35am
1 year 44 weeks ago

Prosecutor Mike Haddox said that two women charged in the death of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman will be in court, Wednesday, for arraignment.

24-year-old Monica Washington and 20-year-old Katrina Culberson are each charged with aggravated murder with a death specification, kidnapping and aggravated arson, in Fronsman's death. 

On August 26, 2012, Fronsman was found naked, beaten and burned on State Route 208 near Adamsville.

She later died of her injuries.


September 7, 2012 - 1:44pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

All three suspects in the brutal murder of a Canton woman have bond set in their cases.

Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox said 33-year-old Lafonse Dixon, 24-year-old Monica Washington and 20-year-old Katrina Culberson are being held on 5 million dollar bonds in connection to the murder of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman. 

Fronsman was found naked and beaten with severe burns on State Route 208 near Adamsville in Muskingum County.

Prosecutor Haddox said Dixon's case...

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