Stories tagged with: Monica Washington

October 15, 2013 - 3:37pm
40 weeks 2 days ago

After calling only two witnesses to the stand, the defense in the LaFonse Dixon aggravated murder trial rested its case in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

The prosecution rested its case just after 10:30 a.m. The defense then brought in an EMT who arrived on scene and treated Celeste Fronsman the day she was found burned alive in Muskingum County. Defense attorney Isabella Dixon asked EMT Angela Wortman if Fronsman was able to tell her her name. Wortman said "no....

October 14, 2013 - 6:02pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

The man who found the burned body of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman last year took the stand on Monday in the trial of LaFonse Dixon.

Mark Bretz was one of five witnesses who testified in court on Monday. Bretz recalled the day he found Fronsman in the middle of State Route 208 on Aug. 26. 2012 and said at first glance, he thought she was a deer. He said once he slowed down, Fronsman, naked and charred, threw herself on top of his truck pleading for help. He said while it was...

October 11, 2013 - 10:57am
40 weeks 6 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
41 weeks 5 hours 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
41 weeks 1 day 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
41 weeks 1 day 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...

March 18, 2013 - 4:10pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

One of the people charged in the beating and burning death of a Canton woman entered a plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. 25-year-old Monica Washington of Canton pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson. The charges were in connection with the death of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman. On August 26th of 2012, Fronsman was found naked, beaten and burned on State Route 208 near Adamsville. Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a pre-sentence investigation in...

September 26, 2012 - 1:48pm
1 year 43 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 44 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 45 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.


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