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Revised trial date set in death of Forklifts of Toledo executive

A new trial date has been set in the death of James Schueler, the executive vice president and general manager of Forklifts of Toledo.

Mark A. Langlois, 50, appeared before Lucas County, Ohio, Judge Dean Mandros for a pretrial hearing late last month, in which a June 21 trial date was vacated.

Mandros set a new trial date of Tuesday, September 27.

Langlois has pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated murder and an alternate count of murder. He is being held in the Lucas County jail on a $1.5 million bond ($750,000 on each count).

A Motion to Suppress hearing will be held Friday, September 9. As grounds for the motion, Langlois claims he invoked his right to silence on Jan. 28, when questioned about the death of James Schueler.

Schueler was found shot in the head in his Forklifts of Toledo office on Jan. 27.

According to a memorandum filed by Langlois’ attorney in Lucas County Circuit Court, Langlois was informed of his Miranda rights by Toledo police detectives and was asked if he wanted to speak to them. Langlois replied “no,” according to the memorandum.

After several minutes of “one-sided discussion,” Langlois signed a wavier and spoke to the detectives, the memorandum states.

A memorandum filed by the prosecution argues Langlois established a “voluntary dialogue” with the detectives and the statements made are permissible.