ZANESVILLE -- A jury is now deliberating the fate of a man charged in the death of a Canton woman found beaten and burned on an eastern Ohio road.
The prosecution and defense presented final arguments Wednesday in court in Zanesville in the case against 34-year-old LaFonse Dixon of Canton.
He has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson charges. Two women charged in the case pleaded guilty and testified against Dixon.
They said the trio took 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman, also of Canton, to rural Muskingum County, where she was set on fire and abandoned in August 2012.
Defense attorneys say the women are liars trying to save themselves, while the Muskingum County prosecutor says Dixon is equally responsible.
A driver found Fronsman, and she died two days later.