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Parole denied in 2011 murder of West Wendover teenager

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Posted at 8:50 PM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 22:50:20-04

ELKO, Nevada — A Nevada woman convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a West Wendover teenager a decade ago has lost her first bid for parole.

28-year-old Toni Fratto has been imprisoned since 2012 for her role in the killing of 16-year-old Micaela Costanzo.

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The body was found in a shallow grave about 5 miles from the Utah line.

Elko District Attorney Tyler Ingram told the Elko Daily Free Press on Monday that Fratto’s parole was denied.

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She had appeared before the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners via a video conference in February. Her next parole hearing is scheduled May 2024.