Trial for Defendant Accused of Murdering Angelo State University Professor Set to Begin


ABERDEENSHIRE, MS – The trial for the man accused of murdering former Angelo State University professor is set to begin next month.

As previously reported, on Dec. 30, 2021, Natalie Zan Ryan, 55, of San Angelo, was murdered by her husband in Aberdeenshire. At the time it was reported that Wayne Fraser, 45, of Aberdeenshire, shot and killed Ryan with a 9mm handgun.

According to Aberdeen live, the trial will begin in late Feb. Mississippi is a state where the death penalty is used. The last execution for Mississippi occurred on Dec. 14, 2022 and was done by lethal injection.

Since her death, Ryan has been honored by Angelo State with the renaming of the school's English department to the Natalie Zan Ryan Department of English and Modern Languages. For more on that click here.

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