911 call released in New Franklin double murder reveals Schoberts feared they'd be killed

NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio - A construction worker and family friend who called 911 reporting a double murder in New Franklin says the couple feared they'd be killed.

Caller: We've got two murders…we thought they weren't here this morning. I just went into the bathroom and I walked by the bedroom and Peg was laying on the ground and Jeff was on the bed."

Dispatcher: Are they responding?

Caller: They're not responding, no. We thought they were at the hospital with their daughter. Oh my God!

Earlier this week, New Franklin detectives released a possible motive in the brutal murders of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert. They believe Shawn Ford Jr., the 18-year-old accused of killing them, was angry because the Schoberts were trying to keep him away from their daughter, Chelsea, and wouldn't let him visit her in the hospital.

Caller: Jeff was just talking about this with me last night because he was worried something like this would happen because his daughter identified the gang bangers that stabbed her.

WEB EXTRA: WARNING 911 call is graphic

Chelsea was beaten and stabbed on March 23 at a party on Andrus Street. She remains at Akron Children's Hospital recovering from a skull fracture.

Charges were first filed against Jamayne Ruiz in the case, but were dropped on April 5 and filed against Ford.

A 14-year-old charged in connection to the Schobert murders pleaded not guilty in court on Monday. Prosecutors are pushing he be tried as an adult.

The Schoberts are being laid to rest on Friday.

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