Showing posts from September 23, 2012

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 nor…

Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos In Her Own Words

I received my review copy of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words from Soft Skull Press today. I am very excited. I have been stalking this book for years, since the last documentary by Nick Broomfield.

If there has ever been a woman who was misunderstood by the entire world it was Aileen.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The world made this killer. This “man hating serial killer” was a direct product of United States society.

She had no choice. This job was laid upon her like the Queen knights her court officers. Our society very literally drove this woman mad.

Rest assured I will devour this book like a banana split and post my review ASAP. I also have a pending interview with the gracious Dawn Botkins, the lifelong friend of Aileen whose letters comprise this book.
I gotta book to read peeps.

Stay tuned.