Man convicted in sledgehammer deaths sentenced to life in prison - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man convicted in sledgehammer deaths sentenced to life in prison

The Schoberts were found murdered in their New Franklin home back in April 2013. (Source: WOIO) The Schoberts were found murdered in their New Franklin home back in April 2013. (Source: WOIO)
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A man who pleaded guilty for his involvement in a couple's brutal murder was sentenced on Tuesday. 

In February, Jamall Vaughn, 16, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated murder, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of aggravated robbery. 

On Tuesday, Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Tom Parker sentenced him to life in prison with the eligibility of parole after 25 years. 

Vaughn and Shawn Ford were convicted of murdering Ford's girlfriend's parents in April 2013. Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert were beaten to death with a sledgehammer after the pair broke into their New Franklin home.

Ford was sentenced to death by Judge Parker on Monday. 

"The viciousness of this crime was shocking. Vaughn had the opportunity to either stop Ford or walk away. But he did neither," said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. "The brutal nature of these crimes, especially when Vaughn had the ability to save the Schoberts' lives, is disturbing. I thank the jurors and Judge Parker for ensuring justice for the Schoberts and their family."

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