Man pleads not guilty in shooting

A man accused of shooting a Fostoria mother and daughter in July, killing the mother and seriously injuring the daughter, appeared in court Monday afternoon where he maintained his innocence.

Calvin Dixson, 37, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated murder, a special felony, and attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony. The hearing was held at Heidelberg University as part of constitution day.

Dixson’s $1.5 million dollar bond also was continued Monday.

Dixson was arrested July 29 in Cleveland, the day after he allegedly killed Lisa Stowers, 50, and injured her daughter Tyeesha Ferguson, 36, during a shooting in the driveway of a Bannister Street residence. Both women suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Ferguson, Dixson’s estranged girlfriend, had filed a protection order against Dixson before the shooting.

If convicted, Dixson could face life in prison without parole. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 21.