Second Suspect In Case Of Woman Burned To Death Pleads Guilty

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Updated Wed, Mar 20, 2013 3:07 pm

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, 25, of Canton pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Monday in Muskingum County. County prosecutor Michael Haddox said Washington 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 Celeste Fronsman, 29, who was burned and had a strap around her neck when a driver spotted her in August 2012. She died two days later.

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