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$1.5 million bail set for Dixson

TIFFIN — Bond was set at $1.5 million for Calvin B. Dixson, charged in the murder and attempted murder of a mother and her daughter in Fostoria last Sunday, during a hearing Thursday morning in Seneca County Common Pleas Court.



Dixson, 37, of Perrysburg, was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated murder, a special felony, and attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, in connection with the July 28 shooting of Lisa Ferguson Stowers, 50, and her daughter Tyeesha Ferguson, 36, at 245 Bannister St., Fostoria. Stowers was pronounced dead at the scene and Ferguson remains hospitalized in Toledo. Dixson is believed to be an ex-boyfriend of Ferguson.

The suspect appeared in court Wednesday with Dean Henry, a Tiffin attorney.

The special, or unclassified, felony carries a penalty of life in prison without parole; life in prison with parole after 20 years, or life in prison with parole after 30 years, according to the indictment. The attempted aggravated murder carries a penalty of 3 to 11 years in prison. A gun specification adds a 3-year mandatory prison term and a fine of up to $25,000.

The death penalty will not be sought, said Seneca County Prosecutor Derek DeVine.

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