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September 13, 2013
Jury selected for Fraga retrial in Nobles County
WORTHINGTON — According to the Nobles County Attorney’s office, the final junior was selected after almost five days of questioning and selection for the retrial of Josue Fraga.
September 13, 2013 - 9:12pm
August 8, 2013
Venue change request denied in Fraga retrial
WORTHINGTON -- A change of venue request made by Josue Fraga's defense team was denied during a pretrial hearing Wednesday in Nobles County District Court. Fraga was convicted of the death of his niece, Samantha, in May 2009, after she was murdered in March 2008. An order for a...
August 8, 2013 - 10:47pm
September 27, 2012
WORTHINGTON -- Josue Fraga was formally indicted Thursday afternoon at Prairie Justice Center for his second trial in the murder of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha Fraga. Judge David Christensen said a Nobles County grand jury indicted Fraga for five counts in all, including first-degree...
September 27, 2012 - 2:52pm
August 29, 2012
Bail set for Fraga
WORTHINGTON -- Josue Fraga, whose conviction in the 2008 murder and sexual assault of his 2-year-old niece was later overturned, had bail set Wednesday at $1.5 million without conditions and $1 million with conditions during a hearing in Nobles County District Court. Fraga was convicted...
August 29, 2012 - 7:34pm
June 6, 2012
Request for new trial in Josue Fraga case is granted
WORTHINGTON -- Josue Fraga has been in prison for three years, which is one year longer than his niece's life lasted. Samantha was murdered in...
June 6, 2012 - 10:47pm
November 17, 2011
Evidentiary hearing regarding Fraga case includes testimony of teenage daughter
WORTHINGTON -- Back in 2009, shortly after being convicted of first-degree murder, Josue Fraga claimed to be innocent in the death of his 2-year-old...
November 17, 2011 - 8:57pm
July 25, 2011
Fraga case to go to evidentiary hearing
WORTHINGTON -- Judge Timothy Connell has signed an order granting the evidentiary hearing requested by the state in the Josue Fraga case. Fraga was convicted in May 2009 of murdering his 2-year-old niece Samantha while she was in his care. After seven days of being presented evidence,...
July 25, 2011 - 8:14pm
January 8, 2011
New trial a possibility in Fraga murder case
WORTHINGTON -- The possibility of a new trial for convicted murderer Josue Fraga is being explored after evidence has been introduced that suggests...
January 8, 2011 - 1:11pm
December 28, 2009
2009 Year in Review: Jury finds Fraga guilty in 5 hours
WORTHINGTON -- On the Minnesota Department of Corrections Web site, he has an admittance date of May 18, 2009, and an expiration date of May...
December 28, 2009 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
Testimony begins in Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON -- Dr.
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Opening arguments to begin today
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. The 14th and final juror was selected shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, after more than four days...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Jury ready to begin tomorrow in Fraga case
WORTHINGTON -- The 14th and final juror for the Josue Fraga trial was selected today shortly after 4 p.m. after more than four days of questioning and selection. Opening statements will begin following a few jury instructions at 9 a.m. tomorrow. The trial is expected to last through...
May 5, 2009 - 4:36pm
April 29, 2009
Jury selection slow process in Fraga trial
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. Fraga is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
Justice Center prepares for Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON -- The halls of the Prairie Justice Center were strangely hushed this morning as attorneys prepared for last-minute motions and rulings in the Josue Fraga trial. Fraga is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece Samantha. Tuesdays are normally...
April 28, 2009 - 10:42am
Fraga trial begins today
WORTHINGTON -- The trial of alleged murderer Josue Fraga begins today with jury selection, which is expected to last several days. Fraga was charged in March 2008 with first-degree murder after the death of his 2-year-old niece Samantha.
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am