Death sentence for Calvin Neyland, who killed two at Ohio trucking firm

| 11/6/2008

A jury in Bowling Green, OH, on Thursday, Nov. 6, sentenced a former truck driver to death for the murders of two men at a trucking company.

The lawyer for 44-year-old Calvin Neyland had tried to convince the jury that his client is mentally ill.

But prosecutors established that Neyland had threatened to harm the two even before he went to the Liberty Transportation offices near Toledo on Aug. 8, 2007.

The victims were a company manager and a former state trooper who worked as corporate safety director for Liberty. The manager had called for backup because he intended to fire Neyland and feared trouble. Both men were shot to death.