18-Year-Old Faces Charges For Sledgehammer Murders
An 18-year-old faces a court hearing in Ohio on aggravated murder and other charges in the sledgehammer killings of a prominent attorney and his wife.
Shawn Ford of Akron faces arraignment Wednesday on five counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and one count each of aggravated burglary, grand theft and petty theft.
The murder charges include death penalty specifications. The five murder counts allow for different theories on how the victims were killed.
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 is also charged with felonious assault in a nonfatal attack on the couple's teenage daughter earlier. Police say the two had been dating and the parents may have objected to the relationship.