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November 13, 2015
Bush to remain on Fraga case
WORTHINGTON — A motion dated Oct. 19 and filed by defense counsel in the Josue Fraga case to remove Judge Leland Bush from the case due to...
November 13, 2015 - 9:35pm
May 15, 2015
Fraga’s bail set Friday afternoon
WORTHINGTON — Josue Robles Fraga was transported back to the Nobles County Jail earlier this week after the appeal of his second conviction...
May 15, 2015 - 9:33pm
October 2, 2013
Letter: Justice has been served in Fraga trial
By Marion Cashel, Worthington Justice has been done. Thank God. Thank the system. Thank the prosecutors. Thank the judge. They did their jobs. The numbers of witnesses for the prosecution played a key role in all this horror. Last, but certainly not least, many thanks go to the...
October 2, 2013 - 2:57pm
September 25, 2013
Fraga guilty on all counts
WORTHINGTON — Josue Fraga sat very still, looking down at the table in front of him. He made very few movements, except to wipe away tears...
September 25, 2013 - 9:12pm
Fraga trial now in hands of jury
WORTHINGTON -- At 2:31 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the jury in the re-trial of Josue Fraga was sent into its chambers for deliberation. The...
September 25, 2013 - 3:25pm
September 24, 2013
State, defense rest in Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON — Sitting on the witness stand across the room from his brother Tuesday, Samuel Fraga was asked about issues he and his brother had growing up. “He sexually abused me,” Samuel said. “He put his private part in my back.” It was the seventh day of the re-trial...
September 24, 2013 - 9:21pm
September 23, 2013
DNA expert shares results in Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON — Resting in the trash basket of the Fragas’ bathroom was used duct tape. In the first trial of Josue Fraga, that duct tape wasn’t deemed relevant. However, in the re-trial of Fraga — who is facing murder charges in the death of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha...
September 23, 2013 - 10:08pm
September 22, 2013
Second week of Fraga trial begins Monday
Read previous articles from the Fraga trial: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 WORTHINGTON — A total of 34 witnesses have taken the stand so far in the re-trial of Josue Fraga, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha. It took...
September 22, 2013 - 8:02pm
September 20, 2013
Forensic scientists, others take stand in fifth day of Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON — In nearly four hours of testimony Friday , Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime scene team leader Kristine Deters said she found multiple places where feces and bodily fluids were present in the Fraga home in the days following 2-year-old Samantha’s death. It...
September 20, 2013 - 9:57pm
May 15, 2009
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. Shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday,...
May 15, 2009 - 12:16am
May 14, 2009
Closing arguments under way in Fraga trial
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...
May 14, 2009 - 12:36pm
Prosecution rests in Fraga trial
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. There is a chance, Judge Timothy Connell...
May 14, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
Father of murdered child testifies
WORTHINGTON -- Samuel Fraga told the jury his older brother Josue had sexually molested him several times while they were teens during Tuesday's testimony. Josue Fraga faces first-degree murder charges in the death of his 2-year-old niece Samantha. He is accused of sexually molesting...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
May 12, 2009
Crime scene leader takes stand
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. Fraga has been...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am
May 9, 2009
Family members take stand in Fraga murder trial's third day
WORTHINGTON -- Josue Fraga fought tears of his own as he watched his daughter cry on the stand during testimony Friday in Nobles County District Court. Fraga, accused of murdering his 2-year-old niece Samantha while sexually molesting her in March 2008, has been in the Nobles County...
May 9, 2009 - 11:19pm