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February 5, 2016
In third trial, Josue Fraga is again found guilty
MARSHALL — A jury of six women and six men found Josue Robles Fraga guilty on all five counts of murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha, in Lyon County District court Thursday night. The jury began deliberations at 4 p.m. and returned to the courtroom just before...
February 5, 2016 - 5:01pm
February 3, 2016
State rests in Fraga trial; defendant may testify
MARSHALL — The state rested their case against Josue Robles Fraga in Lyon County District Court Wednesday afternoon. After the defense called its only expected witness to the stand, forensic psychologist and child abuse specialist Dr. Hollida Wakefield, it met with Fraga and announced...
February 3, 2016 - 9:46pm
February 1, 2016
Forensics experts take stand at Fraga trial
MARSHALL — Forensic experts with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continued in the murder trail of Josue Robles Fraga in Lyon...
February 1, 2016 - 9:01pm
January 29, 2016
BCA testifies in Fraga case
MARSHALL — Investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension appeared on the stand during the fifth day of testimony in the murder trial of Josue Robles Fraga in Lyon County District Court on Friday. The Worthington man is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering...
January 29, 2016 - 10:49pm
January 26, 2016
Fraga trial continues: Day two focuses on time following victim’s death
MARSHALL — Day two of testimony in the third trial of Josue Robles Fraga centered primarily around the moments leading up to and hours past...
January 26, 2016 - 9:22pm
January 25, 2016
Opening day of testimony in third trial of Josue Fraga
MARSHALL — The third trial of Josue Robles Fraga got underway Monday morning following a week of jury selection. Fraga is charged with five...
January 25, 2016 - 10:45pm
September 1, 2015
Motion granted: Venue of Fraga trial moved to Lyon County
WORTHINGTON — After two convictions in Nobles County, Josue Robles Fraga’s third trial in the murder of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha, will...
September 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
July 17, 2015
Move possible for next Fraga case
WORTHINGTON — A motion for a change of venue in the Josue Fraga murder trial, made Friday afternoon via ITV, was met with no opposition from...
July 17, 2015 - 9:57pm
April 22, 2015
Fraga granted new trial due to jury bias
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April 22, 2015 - 8:36pm
Fraga granted new trial due to jury bias
Josue Robles Fraga, who was twice convicted in Nobles County of murder in connection with the death of his 2-year-old niece, has been granted another trial by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
April 22, 2015 - 8:33pm
Fraga conviction reversed
WORTHINGTON — Josue Robles Fraga will have another day in court following a ruling released Wednesday by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The new trial will mark the third time the case involving the death of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha, has been tried. Fraga was initially...
April 22, 2015 - 8:31pm
September 19, 2013
Children testify in Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON — In a tearful testimony Thursday, Josue Fraga’s only daughter testified to a pattern of sexual abuse. In the fourth day of the retrial of Fraga — who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha — his now 17-year-old daughter...
September 19, 2013 - 9:54pm
September 18, 2013
Son, ex-wife testify in third day of Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON — Marisela Fraga testified Wednesday she was scared of her ex-husband because of the way he treated her. Taking the stand Wednesday in the third day of the retrial of Josue Fraga, who allegedly killed his 2-year-old niece, Samantha, Marisela said her ex-husband would...
September 18, 2013 - 11:16pm
September 17, 2013
Second day of Fraga trial features eight witnesses
WORTHINGTON — More details were presented Tuesday in the second day of the murder trial of Josue Fraga. During testimony of Worthington Police Detective Dave Hoffman, the interview with Fraga was shown and a letter from Fraga’s daughter outlining years of sexual abuse was read...
September 17, 2013 - 10:06pm
September 16, 2013
Day 1 of Fraga trial complete
WORTHINGTON -- As autopsy photos of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha, were being shown on a screen to his left, Josue Fraga looked away, occasionally wiping away tears. It was the first day of the retrial in the murder of Samantha, a crime Fraga was convicted for in May 2009. However,...
September 16, 2013 - 10:27pm