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Boy, 14, pleads not guilty to killing Ohio couple

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A 14-year-old suspected accomplice has pleaded not guilty in the sledgehammer deaths of a prominent attorney and his wife in Ohio.

The boy entered the plea Monday in Akron in Summit County Juvenile Court in the deaths last week of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert.

Eighteen-year-old Shawn Ford Jr. of Akron, who dated the couple's teenage daughter, also has been charged with murder. He's due in court Wednesday.

Ford also is charged with stabbing the daughter two weeks ago. Akron police say a man arrested earlier in the stabbing attack has been cleared.

A possible homicide motive has emerged. The Akron Beacon Journal reports police believe the parents were unhappy with Ford's relationship with their daughter and stopped him from visiting her at the hospital.

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