Suspect Pleads Guilty In Burned Rape Victim Case

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Updated Wed, Sep 26, 2012 1:08 pm

An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty in the killing of a woman found covered in burns and wailing in agony on the side of a rural road.

Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox said Wednesday his office offered Katrina Marie Culberson the agreement in exchange for her testimony against two others charged in the killing of 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman of Canton.
 
A driver found Fronsman on a road northeast of Zanesville in eastern Ohio last month.
 
She had been raped and burned and had a strap around her neck.
 
She died two days later at a Columbus hospital.
 
As part of a plea agreement that will allow her to avoid the death penalty, Culberson pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count each of aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson.
 
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