2nd Woman Pleads Guilty In Gruesome Ohio Killing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The second of three suspects has pleaded guilty in the killing of a woman found covered in burns and wailing on a rural Ohio roadside.

Monica Washington of Canton pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Monday in Muskingum County. County prosecutor Michael Haddox tells the Zanesville Times Recorder the 25-year-old agreed to testify and his office removed the possibility of the death penalty.

Another woman charged pleaded guilty last fall in a deal to escape a possible death penalty. The third suspect, LaFonse Dixon Jr. of Canton, pleaded not guilty and is expected to be tried this year.

They're charged in the death of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman, who was burned and had a strap around her neck when a driver spotted her in August 2012. She died two days later.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199240981 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=199240981
Gray Television, Inc.