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Man to be Sentenced for Death of Burned Ohio Woman Outside Zanesville

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A man is due to be sentenced in the death of a severely burned 29-year-old woman who was found wailing along an eastern Ohio road.

Sentencing was scheduled Monday in Zanesville for LaFonse Dixon Jr. The jury that convicted the 34-year-old Canton man recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole instead of the death penalty.

Dixon's attorneys argued the Canton man wasn't involved in the August 2012 attack on Celeste Fronsman, also of Canton.

Two women pleaded guilty in the case to avoid the death penalty. They testified that the trio took Fronsman to rural Muskingum County, where she was set on fire and abandoned.

Dixon's attorneys argued his life should be spared and told jurors he had a troubled upbringing.

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