Stories tagged with: Dixon

November 4, 2013 - 10:25am
2 years 33 weeks ago

The man convicted last month in the death of a woman found burned along the side of a Muskingum County road learned his fate Monday. 

34-year-old Lafonse Dixon of Canton stood before Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill and received life in prison without parole. 

In the sentencing phase of the trial the jury recommended against the death penalty. 

Judge Cottrill told Dixon, “You will never again have control of your life because you will...

October 22, 2013 - 5:17pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

The fate of Lafonse Dixon is now in the hands of a Muskingum County Jury.  Dixon was convicted last week in the burning death of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman of Canton and is waiting to find out if the jury will give him the death penalty.  Tuesday started the death penalty phase of trial.  In testimony his two brothers took the stand to plead for his life.  They said he was a good father to his kids and kept them off the streets and out of trouble.  His mother also...

October 10, 2013 - 10:40am
2 years 37 weeks ago

Its day three of the Lafonse Dixon aggravated murder trial in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. Dixon is charged in the burning death last year of Celeste Fronsman. In testimony Thursday morning the prosecution called Howard Cammon as their first witness.  He lived with Fronsman’s father.  He testified that Dixon and his two co-defendants—Monica Washington and Katrina Culberson – came into his house in August 2012 searching for Celeste Fronsman following a drug...

October 9, 2013 - 11:00am
2 years 37 weeks ago

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...

October 8, 2013 - 10:35am
2 years 37 weeks ago

The trial of an Ohio man charged in connection with the fatal burning of a woman started Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.  34-year-old Lafonse Dixon is facing an aggravated murder charge in connection with the death of Celeste Fronsman last August near Adamsville.
Prosecutor Mike Haddox made an opening statement that lasted around 40 minutes.  He explained there was a kind of love triangle between Dixon, Monica Washington and Katrina Culberson. Both...

September 27, 2013 - 4:21am
2 years 38 weeks ago

Jury selection begins Friday for an Ohio man accused in the gruesome killing of a woman found covered in burns and wailing in agony on the side of State Route 208 near Adamsville.  33-year-old Lafonse Dixon has pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping and arson in the killing of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman of Canton.  On August 26th a driver found Fronsman on State Route 208.  She had been burned and had a strap around her neck.  She died two days later. Two women...

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