Stories tagged with: RON WELCH

April 1, 2014 - 4:42pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

As part of OUZ Zane State Public Safety Week, the Muskingum County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney visited campus today.

Attorney Ron Welch spoke about sexual assault awareness, the way sexual assault cases are prosecuted here in Muskingum county, as well as the importance of making positive decisions.

"When you have younger people, they're typically at the stage where they're not necessarily as responsible as they will be later on in life, so often times their...

October 16, 2013 - 9:44pm
1 year 27 weeks 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 16, 2013 - 11:22am
1 year 27 weeks ago


Jury deliberations are underway in the murder trial of Lafonse Dixon.

Earlier in the day,  Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch spent an hour and a half summing up the case against Dixon. He showed the jury a picture of Celeste Fronsman and asked them to close their eyes and took them through the events of August 26, 2012. 

He said the associates are just as guilty as the mastermind behind the plan to kill Fronsman. Welch told the jury that...

October 14, 2013 - 6:02pm
1 year 27 weeks 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 10, 2013 - 5:35pm
1 year 28 weeks 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...

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