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Jurors hear from detective in Ohio burning death

Associated Press

ZANESVILLE: An Ohio jury has heard from a sheriff’s detective who investigated the death of a badly burned woman found along an eastern Ohio road last year.

The Zanesville Times Recorder reports Detective Craig Knox of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office described a clump of human hair and burned clothing remains found at the scene. Jurors also saw crime-scene photos Thursday, the third day of testimony in the potential capital punishment case.

The defendant, 34-year-old LaFonse Dixon, has pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping and arson.

A driver found 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman northeast of Zanesville in August 2012. The Canton woman had been raped and burned and had a strap around her neck. She died two days later.

Two women arrested with Dixon pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty.


Information from: Times Recorder,


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