Sentenced to life without parole
WORTHINGTON — After less than five hours of deliberation, the jury delivered a verdict of guilty on all three counts in the Josue Fraga trial. Fraga was accused of murdering his 2-year-old niece Samantha in March 2008 while sexually molesting her.
Defense presents Fraga's case in less than 45 minutes
WORTHINGTON — The defense’s case in the Josue Fraga trial took less than 45 minutes to present and involved three witnesses, two of whom had testified for the prosecution.
Deliberation of Fraga case could begin today
WORTHINGTON — After six full days and the testimony of almost 40 witnesses, the prosecution rested its case in the trial of Josue Fraga, who is accused of murdering his 2-year-old niece Samantha in March 2008 while sexually assaulting her.
BCA leader testifies as Fraga murder trial continues
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Crime Scene Team Leader Kris Deters testified Monday that she and her team did not find any kind of object that may have been used to harm the child Josue Fraga is accused of murdering last year in March.
Testimonies given from medical and law enforcement staff
WORTHINGTON — Jury members watched a videotaped interview between Josue Fraga and Worthington Police Detective Dave Hoffman Thursday during the second day of testimony in Fraga’s murder trial.
Medical examiner first to take stand after opening statements
WORTHINGTON — Dr. Victor Froloff, assistant medical examiner at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, testified in Nobles County District Court that he suspects damage found on Samantha Fraga’s face was caused by someone putting a hand over her mouth to keep her quiet.
Day one of trial of accused murderer Fraga
WORTHINGTON — Opening arguments will begin today in Nobles County District Court in the trial of Josue Fraga, accused of murdering his 2-year-old niece Samantha in March 2008.
WORTHINGTON — Two down, 12 to go.
After four hours of questioning prospective jurors, attorneys gave the nod for two out of the six people interviewed to sit on the jury for the Josue Fraga murder trial.
WORTHINGTON — After spending more than one year in jail since his initial arrest, Josue Fraga made an appearance in Nobles County District Court Tuesday in preparation for his jury trial, which is scheduled to begin April 28 and continue for up to three weeks.
Prosecution files notice of an additional offense to be
offered at trial
WORTHINGTON — Public Defender Cecil Naatz filed a motion asking Judge Timothy Connell to dismiss the first-degree murder indictment against his client, Josue Robles Fraga, stating certain evidence was not disclosed to the grand jury but inadmissible evidence was.
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