A hearing to decide if 45-year-old Jonathan Neunaber is competent to stand trial was to have taken place today, October 16th, 2015. However, according to court records, Neunaber was unable to attend the hearing, and so it has been pushed back to a date to be determined later, by a separate order of the court. According to court records, Neunaber did receive a competency evaluation, the results of which are to remain sealed for now.
Plymouth County Attorney Darin Raymond has said that Neunaber previously admitted to causing the death of Esther Neunaber, but eventually pled not guilty. Both 80-year-old Esther, and her husband, 83-year-old Don Neunaber, were found dead at their rural Akron home on July 9th, 2014.
Jonathan Neunaber was not charged in his father’s death, which investigators say was a natural death.