Akron: Man arraigned in murder of lawyer, wife

9:57 AM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- An 18-year-old has been arraigned on aggravated murder and other charges in the sledgehammer killings of a prominent attorney and his wife.

A not-guilty plea was entered Wednesday on behalf of Shawn Ford Jr. of Akron at his arraignment by video hookup from jail. He's charged with aggravated murder counts that include death penalty specifications.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports the defense expects eventually to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Fifty-six-year-old Jeffrey Schobert and his 59-year-old wife, Margaret, were found dead in their home in New Franklin three weeks ago.

Ford also is charged with felonious assault in an earlier, nonfatal attack on the couple's teenage daughter. Police say the teens had been dating and the parents may have objected.

The Associated Press

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