Bond has been set at $2 million for the 18-year-old arrested in connection with the murder of a New Franklin couple.
Shawn Ford Jr., 18, of Akron appeared in Barberton Municipal Court Friday morning.
He is facing two counts of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, among other charges for the deaths of Jeffrey Schobert, 56, and his wife, Margaret, 59. Ford was the boyfriend of the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea.
Authorities say Ford used a sledgehammer to kill the couple in their home Tuesday afternoon. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the couple died from blunt impacts to the head.
Ford's next appearance in court is scheduled for April 10 at 1 p.m.