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Akron: Possible motive for murder of New Franklin couple

8:24 PM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- A 14-year-old suspected accomplice has pleaded not guilty in the sledgehammer deaths of a prominent attorney and his wife.

The boy entered the plea Monday morning in Akron in Summit County Juvenile Court in the deaths last week of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert.

The boy could face trial as an adult.

Eighteen-year-old Shawn Ford Jr. of Akron, who dated the couple's teenage daughter Chelsea, also has been charged with murder. He's due in court Wednesday.

Ford also is charged with stabbing the daughter two weeks ago. A possible motive has emerged.

The Akron Beacon Journal says police believe the parents were unhappy with Ford's relationship with their daughter and stopped him from visiting her at the hospital.

Associated Press

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