Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Muskingum County Jury Convicts Man In Burned Woman’s Slaying
A jury has convicted a man of aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson in the death of a woman found wailing on an eastern Ohio road with severe burns.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says jurors in Zanesville convicted 34-year-old LaFonse Dixon on Thursday and will consider his sentence next week. The Canton man could face the death penalty.
Two women pleaded guilty in the case and testified against Dixon. They say the trio took 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman to the rural county, where she was set on fire and abandoned in August 2012. A driver found the Canton woman, and she died two days later.
Defense attorneys argued Dixon wasn’t involved and that the two women who testified were liars.
Multiple messages seeking comment were left Thursday for Dixon’s attorney.