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Katrina Culberson & Monica Washington Ohio's Contribution to Death Row

We would most definitely have another woman on death row heralding from Ohio if she hadn’t of plead guilty of the gruesome killing of her friend, 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman, who was found badly burned and wailing in agony on the side of a rural road.

 Twenty year old Katrina Culberson plead guilty to one count each of aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson as part of a deal with prosecutors of Muskingum County Ohio. She did so to avoid the death penalty, agreeing to give testimony against the other two involved in the murder- LaFonse Dixon and Monica Washington.

 The story is yet to come out but Fronsman was found raped and burnt on the side of the road with a cord wrapped around her neck. She eventually succumbed. All Culberson is saying so far is that all three defendants “played a part” in the murder. Culberson is no stranger to local law enforcement having been picked up many times for drugs, prostitution and domestic violence.

 Her family said she was once a normal, sweet girl until she lost her small son in 2003 and her mother in 2009. She was never the same. Although she will not be on death row if she sticks to her deal, Monica Washington, who is claiming NOT GUILTY, may end up there.
The Defendents
Celeste Fronsman