Shawn Ford Murders 2 With Sledgehammer

Shawn Ford was sentenced to death by the State of Ohio for two murders that were committed using a sledgehammer

According to court documents Shawn Ford, who was eighteen years old at the time, would stab his girlfriend after she refused to sleep with him but thankfully would survive her injuries

After the stabbing Shawn Ford was upset that her parents would not allow him to visit her and he planned their murders

Ford and his fourteen year old cousin would break into the home of Margaret and Jeffrey Schobert and would murder the pair with a sledgehammer

Shawn Ford would be arrested, convicted and sentenced him to death

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A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend’s parents with a sledgehammer 10 days after stabbing their daughter was sentenced Monday to death.

Shawn Ford Jr., 20, was convicted in October by a jury in Summit County Common Pleas Court of aggravated murder and other charges in the April 2013 slayings of Margaret and Jeffrey Schobert. That same jury recommended that he receive the death penalty for killing Margaret Schobert, and the judge agreed.

Ford, wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, his wrists bound with handcuffs, said before sentencing that he’d been “selfish” and “stupid.”

“I want to say sorry to the whole Schobert family, sorry to my family, sorry to everybody I let down,” he said.

Defense attorneys unsuccessfully argued that Ford’s low IQ prevented Judge Tom Parker from sentencing their client to death.

Authorities said Jeffrey Schobert, a prominent attorney, was killed inside the couple’s home in the Akron suburb of New Franklin. Ford and an accomplice who was 14 at the time sent text messages to Margaret Schobert to lure her home from a hospital where she’d been spending the night with her daughter.

Prosecutors said Ford was angry with the Schoberts because they wouldn’t let him visit their daughter, Chelsea, at the hospital. Ford was accused of stabbing and critically injuring Chelsea Schobert 10 days earlier for refusing him sex at a party.

Chelsea Schobert, 20, testified at Ford’s trial that after her life spiraled out of control after her parents’ death. She said she used inheritance money to buy cocaine to sell with her new boyfriend. She was caught, convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced in June 2014 to 30 months in prison. She was granted an early release in May.

Ford’s accomplice, Jamall Vaughn, who is now 16, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges in February. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

Death penalty cases in Ohio are automatically appealed to the state Supreme Court

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A convicted killer who murdered his girlfriend’s parents with a sledgehammer had his death sentence thrown out because of his low IQ.

Shawn Ford Jr, 25, will now be given a hearing to determine if his intellectual disability prohibits his execution after Ohio Supreme court ruled 5-2 in his favor Thursday.

Ford was given the death penalty in 2015 for slaughtering Margaret and Jeffrey Schobert in April 2013 at their home in Akron, Ohio.

At Ford’s sentencing hearing, his attorneys argued argued that his low IQ should have prevented Judge Tom Parker from ordering him to be executed, but their argument was unsuccessful and Ford was sentenced to death.

Ford brutally attacked the Schoberts after they banned him from visiting their adoptive daughter, Chelsea, in the hospital. She had been hospitalized by a beating she’d received at the hands of Ford.

Prosecutors said Ford stabbed and beat Chelsea ten days before the murders after she refused to have sex with him at a party.

Enraged that he could not see Chelsea, Ford enlisted the help of his 14-year-old cousin Jamal Vaughn to kill the Schoberts.

Vaughn, who was later sentenced to life in prison, said he first did not believe Ford was serious about the killings, but testified: ‘He told me he was going to force me to do it.’

Ford and Vaughn broke a window at the Schobert’s home, entered and waited for Jeffrey Schobert to arrive. When Schobert got home, Ford beat him to death with a sledgehammer.

Vaughn said he ‘blacked out’ while Ford killed Jeffrey Schobert. The two then used Jeffrey’s phone to lure Margaret to the home and played video games until she arrived – and when she did, Ford struck her 19 times with the sledgehammer, killing her.

A contractor later arrived to do work on the Schobert’s home and discovered the horrific scene in the couple’s bedroom after sensing something was wrong.

Vaughn said he ‘blacked out’ while Ford killed Jeffrey Schobert. The two then used Jeffrey’s phone to lure Margaret to the home and played video games until she arrived – and when she did, Ford struck her 19 times with the sledgehammer, killing her.

A contractor later arrived to do work on the Schobert’s home and discovered the horrific scene in the couple’s bedroom after sensing something was wrong.

Killer who murdered girlfriend’s parents with sledgehammer ‘has too low an IQ to be executed’

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