Jury recommends life in prison on 1 count, death penalty on 2nd in New Franklin murders

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AKRON, Ohio –A jury has made its recommendations in the Shawn Ford, Jr. trial.

They’ve recommended life in prison on one count and the death penalty on the second count.

Ford was found guilty of aggravated murder for the April 2013 double homicide of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert.

The husband and wife, ages 56 and 59 respectively, were beaten to death with a sledge hammer inside their home.

The crime happened ten days after their daughter, Chelsea, was beaten and stabbed while out with Ford, a crime he is also accused of committing.

Prosecutors believe a motive for the murders is that the Schoberts objected to their daughter continuing to date Ford and prevented him from seeing her while she was in the hospital recovering from her wounds.

Thursday, Ford’s attorneys argued his low IQ prevents him from receiving the death penalty.

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