Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence Of Ohio Double Killer
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a truck driver sentenced to die for killing his boss and another man.
Death row inmate Calvin Neyland Jr. was convicted of fatally shooting the two men at Liberty Transportation outside Toledo in 2007 as he was about to be fired.
The court’s 5-2 ruling on Thursday rejected arguments by Neyland’s attorneys that he suffers from schizophrenia and should not be executed, although the court agreed Neyland made bizarre comments and behaved oddly during the trial.
Justices also rejected arguments that forcing Neyland to wear leg shackles prejudiced the jury against him.
The 50-year-old Neyland was sentenced to die for killing his boss, Douglas Smith and Thomas Lazar, the company’s safety director.