Fravel to appear in court March 19 relating to death of Madeline Kingsbury

By Denise Lana,

Adam Fravel, Mabel, Minn., native and alleged murderer, is scheduled to appear in Minnesota’s Winona County Court March 19-20 for pretrial review regarding his pending trial in the March 2023 death of Madeline Kingsbury.

An omnibus hearing was held Dec. 14, 2023, and a deadline of Jan. 19, 2024, was set to review any pretrial motions. Defense for Fravel had previously filed court documents stating they may seek a change of venue in order to receive a fair trial, and they are also seeking dismissal of Fravel’s aggravated murder charge.  

All motions will be heard during the two-day pretrial review, with a third date of April 30 scheduled for any issues that may require further attention. 

Fravel is accused of murder in the March 31, 2023, disappearance and killing of Madeline Kingsbury. Kingsbury, who lived in Winona with Fravel and their two children, went missing March 31, 2023, after dropping the children off at daycare. She remained missing until June 7, when her remains were found on an isolated road just off of Highway 43 near Mabel. A knotted towel was wrapped around her neck and her body was wrapped in a sheet and black tape. Based on video evidence, interviews and digital communication, investigators charged Fravel with Kingsbury’s death. 

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Robyn Shoemaker
2 months ago

He needs to be choked to death! Damn man can’t stand up for his own self and kills Madeline? He needs to die as his kids no longer have a mom.