Stories tagged with: Mike Haddox

February 26, 2014 - 3:55pm
7 weeks 3 days 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...

February 3, 2014 - 6:13pm
10 weeks 5 days ago

Timothy Daniel has spent the last three months in county jail and now he'll spend the rest of his life in prison.

Daniel, who was found guilty in January of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Charles Hooper in the South Zanesville Burger King, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 14 years for three other charges. Judge Mark Fleegle took Daniel's prior criminal history into account, and called him the worst type of offender there is...

January 17, 2014 - 9:17pm
13 weeks 6 hours ago

A Muskingum County jury found Timothy Daniel guilty of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Charles Hooper last October in the South Zanesville Burger King. But before the jury retired to deliberate, Daniel's plan to make his self-defense tactic credible, and discredit his then-girlfriend Darlene Bender's testimony, backfired on him.

"That kind of um, really changed my whole game plan there," Daniel said while on the stand.

Daniel's...

January 14, 2014 - 7:35pm
13 weeks 4 days ago

Timothy Daniel, the man accused of shooting and killing 61-year-old Charles Hooper at the South Zanesville Burger King on Oct. 31, represented himself in the courtroom Tuesday.

During opening statements, Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox called Daniel, 34, "cold blooded" for the "violent and unnecessary" death of Hooper, who was eating breakfast in a nearby booth when he heard Daniel and his then-girlfriend, Darlene Bender, arguing. Haddox said in an "...

October 16, 2013 - 9:44pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

After six days of testimony from more than a dozen witnesses, the fate of LaFonse Dixon is in the hands of the jury.

Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch opened closing arguments with a photo of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman before she was set ablaze on Aug. 26, 2012 in Muskingum County. He then played a slideshow of what she looked like after Katrina Culberson, Monica Washington and allegedly LaFonse Dixon burned her alive. Welch asked the jury to close their eyes and...

October 14, 2013 - 6:02pm
26 weeks 5 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 - 5:09pm
27 weeks 1 day 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 10, 2013 - 5:35pm
27 weeks 2 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
27 weeks 3 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...

August 8, 2013 - 5:02pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says 18-year-old Tiffany Ellen Peace of Schultz Street and 21-year-old Marcia Brittany-Lee Harris of Cliffwood Avenue have been charged with two counts of tampering evidence, three counts of obstructing justice and one count of abusing a corpse. 39-year-old Billy J. Harris of McConnelsville has been charged with two counts of obstructing justice and one count of tampering with evidence, and 21-year-old Samantha Draybik of Athena Lane has been charged...

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