Bond is set at $1 million cash for Shawn Ford, 18, of Akron in connection with the beating deaths of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert in their New Franklin home.
Ford appeared via video from the Summit County Jail for an arraignment hearing, although a formal plea will be entered later. Today, Ford listened to the indictment filed against him, which includes multiple counts of aggravated murder and related specifications that allow a jury or judicial panel to consider options. One of those options could land Ford on Ohio's death row.
Although Ford did not appear in person, he should still know his way around the Summit County Courthouse. He's only been a legal adult less than 7 months, but has two other cases pending in adult court. He's already admitted guilty for a December robbery at Nick's Barber Shop - sentencing is now scheduled for next month. In addition, Ford is implicated in the beating and stabbing of his teenage girlfriend - the daughter of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert - that occurred days before their deaths.