Ex-Boyfriend Accused of Killing Winona Woman Seeks Dismissal of First-Degree Murder Charge

WINONA, Minn. – Adam Fravel, the prime suspect in the murder of Madeline Kingsbury, is currently seeking to have the first-degree premeditated murder charge against him dismissed. Fravel and his legal team argue that the evidence presented to the grand jury does not sufficiently support this charge.

Kingsbury went missing on March 31, 2023, and her body was discovered north of Mabel on June 7. Fravel, who is the father of Kingsbury’s two children and previously her boyfriend, was arrested and charged with murder in June.

In addition to the motion to dismiss the charge, Fravel’s defense has also filed a request for a change of venue. They cite the extensive media coverage surrounding the case and the large number of individuals involved in the search for Kingsbury as reasons for the change.

The outcome of these motions will determine the next steps in Fravel’s criminal case. If the judge grants the dismissal, the murder charge would be dropped. However, if the motion is denied, the case will proceed to trial.

This high-profile case has garnered significant attention and has become a matter of public interest in Winona. As the legal proceedings continue, the community awaits further developments and hopes for justice for Madeline Kingsbury.