George Hiotis

Juror Replaced In Dixon Murder Trial

by George Hiotis on October 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

The trial of an Ohio man charged in the burning death of a Canton woman entered day two in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.  The first witness to take the stand was Katrina Culberson.  In a plea deal with Muskingum County Prosecutors she entered a guilty plea earlier this year in the burning death of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman in 2012.   She described in detail the weeks prior to the Fronsman death and the morning of the day of the incident.  The Court then went into a recess.  34-year-old Lafonse Dixon is facing aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson in Fronsman’s death.  Defense attorneys are expected to question Culberson after the break.  One other interesting development, one juror was excused from the jury and replaced with an alternate.  No reason was given for the change.