A 14-year-old boy has been charged with helping two Shenandoah Valley sisters, ages 12 and 13, fatally stab the girls' mother in what authorities say was a dispute over the mother's decision to send the girls to a military school.
Family Sought Help Before Fries Slaying Counselers, Minister Consulted Prior To Fatal Stabbing Saturday
In the wake of her separation and divorce from her husband, Marilyn Fries and her family had sought help from a minister and two professional counselors for some time prior to her stabbing death early Saturday morning.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - September 14, 1993
Judge Dennis Hupp did not permit a Rockingham County Circuit Court jury to hear some testimony Tuesday that might have further reinforced prosecutors' claims that Camellia Fries talked constantly about killing her mother.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - April 18, 1994
The lawyers had no witnesses to call and no arguments to make, so it was left to Rockingham County Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Wednesday to try to analyze the murder of Marilyn Stearn Fries, and to impose punishment on the guilty parties.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - May 9, 1994
Words he texted to his mother last year - 'If he ever lays a hand on her again, he's going to look like Swiss cheese' - were thrown back in Nicholas Thiel's face as he sat on a witness stand early Thursday evening.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - May 22, 2015