Police: Daughter's boyfriend murdered New Franklin couple - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Police: Daughter's boyfriend murdered New Franklin couple

Jeffery Schobert (Source: Hanna Campbell Powell) Jeffery Schobert (Source: Hanna Campbell Powell)
Margaret Schobert (Source: Archbishop Hoban High School) Margaret Schobert (Source: Archbishop Hoban High School)
Shawn Eric Ford Jr. (Source: New Franklin Police) Shawn Eric Ford Jr. (Source: New Franklin Police)
NEW FRANKLIN, OH (WOIO) -

Police say they have arrested the 18-year-old boyfriend of a murdered New Franklin couple's daughter.

Shawn Eric Ford, Jr. was charged Thursday with murder, robbery and grand theft for the brutal attack on his girlfriend's parents.

New Franklin Police say Ford beat Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert to death with a sledgehammer.

The couple was found murdered in their Rex Lake Drive home Tuesday afternoon by a construction crew.  The Schobert's had been dead in the home for several hours.

Ford lives in Akron, but was in the Portage County jail on unrelated charges when charged with the murders.

Jeffrey Schobert was a highly regarded lawyer with an Akron law firm. His specialty was defending doctors and hospitals against malpractice suits. His wife was active in several civic organizations.

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