Stories tagged with: burning body case

February 26, 2014 - 3:55pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

The trial of 20-year-old Shaquille Davis has come to an end after only one day of trial.

Davis, of Zanesville, who represented himself in the murder trial of his cousin, Phillip Kimbro Jr., initiated a plea deal with the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office Tuesday evening. During court on Wednesday, Davis pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of murder with a gun specification, one count of tampering with evidence, and one count of abuse of a corpse in the death...

October 11, 2013 - 5:09pm
2 years 41 weeks 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...

August 8, 2013 - 1:34pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says four more people have been arrested in connection with the burning body death case in Morgan County.  Haddox says 21-year-old Marcia Brittany-Lee Harris of Cliffwood Avenue is charged with two counts of tampering with evidence, 3 counts of obstruction of justice and one count of abuse of a corpse.  The prosecutor says Harris’ mother 39-year-old Billy J. Harris of State Route 60 in McConnelsville is also charged in the case and is...

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