Less than a month after the Ohio Supreme Court upheld his death sentence, a man convicted of killing his two Perrysburg Township co-workers in 2007 has been given a stay of execution.
50-year-old Calvin Neyland, Jr. was sentenced to die for fatally shooting his boss and another man at Liberty Transportation. The truck driver was about to be fired for his erractic behavior when he killed Douglas Smith, the branch manager, and Thomas Lazar, the company's safety director.
On Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court granted the stay for Neyland until all his appeals have been exhausted. In May, the court 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.
Neyland was scheduled to be put to death on October 19, 2016.