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April 7, 2013


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I'm sure some of you were probably curious as what will happen to Shawn Ford and Jamall Vaughn, the two who murdered Jeffery and Margaret Schobert.

Now that Shawn is 18 and one more hearing remains of the upcoming trial, it's possible for him to be tried on the death penalty.  I can't bring myself to feel any sympathy towards him, and honestly, I really hope he is put on Death Row.  He should not be amongst society.  As for Jamall, he will be tried as an adult and will possibly be tried on life in prison.  Again, I hope so.
This is all I know at the moment, but as the court case progresses I promise to keep you all informed.
Chelsea has been released from the hospital and is living with relatives, but is in extreme therapy, probably for the rest of her life.

Her name is Chelsea Schobert.

For her sake, I hope she does die.  So she can be with her family.

Chelsea, 18, is in the hospital for stab wounds and a fractured skull because of her boyfriend, Shawn Ford, attacked her.  She should make it.  She should be fine.

For her sake, I hope not.

Because one week later, Shawn, 17, and his 14-year-old friend murdered her parents in their home.

They were bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer.  Her father was murdered first, then they waited for her mother to return home from the hospital, where she had spent the night with Chelsea.  The youngest minor will hopefully get 20-30 years in juvi and later jail for aggravated murderer.  Shawn is eligible for life in prison, but not the death penalty.

My parents kept this all a secret from me until now because the priest at church mentioned her.

She was also in my sister's class many years ago.

She was one of my few friends.  During recess we'd sit and play with our Pokèmon cards.  People thought we were both weird for liking that stuff.  It breaks my heart that it seems the nation doesn't care about the hell she's going through.  She's only state news.  You can't even find her report on YouTube.  Only on Google.  And it's all on the state and city websites only.


Is it because neither she or her parents were shot?  Because she and her parents can't contribute to the push for gun control?  Why is it that other 18 year olds count when they're shot, but not stabbed?  Why is a death shooting in the home considered gross and disturbing when they're normally quick and painless?  Why is no one caring about the poor couple who were VIOLENTLY BEATEN TO DEATH?!?!?!

I want an answer.  I want people to know who they are and who they were.  I want to know why no one is devoting donations or concerts to that family or to push for more violence education.


Is that so wrong?
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JasminoCat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god...I will pray for her every night. Even though I don't pray, she really needs it unu I am so sorry
Akyura44 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Hm. That's sad. But, if she was gay you wouldn't really care, right?
sebbyfuzz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Geez, back down. This is serious. Go share your gay rights with people that are actually talking about it! This has nothing to do with that!
Rina-san28 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweetheart, that's just cruel. Why would you put something like that on a journal like this? Listen here, hon. You and I both know that what you said here has no relation to what YB was talking about. Did you even really pay attention? There are things called lines, little dove, and they just should not be crossed.
embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, a real friend wouldn't give a crap about things like sexuality because...oh, I don't know, she's her FRIEND, and this is still tragic regardless of personal circumstances.

Now I don't necessarily agree with some of her opinions, but you know what? They're called opinions for a reason. They're not absolute truths either way, and the fact that you brought up something so unrelated to the topic tells me that you only care about your opinions and how others must see them as right.

I find that obnoxious, cruel, and disrespectful.
s-weetheart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Writer
Uhm. Okay.

Hold on a moment.

I'm really confused, because for what ungodly reason would a sane person post a comment like that on a topic such as this and find it okay? Because if you ask me, there really is no excuse for your abusive actions or words.

I thought Deviantart was a place where everyone can just have fun and express themselves and be a place of support.

Not a place where people purposefully go around starting up trouble where its unnecessary and ridiculing other people for their own opinions and beliefs.

And at the very least, if it's really bothering you that much, the smart decision would have been to bring the taboo topic of sexual beliefs up another time, don't you think? In all honesty, did you really think posting a comment like that here would have resulted in something else other than an argument?
FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's just low.
I'm utterly disgusted by your cruel statement.
Yao-Otaku Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll pray for her sounds awful, but I hope she dies. Then she won't have to live with the pain..
She'll be able to see her parents..she didn't deserve one truely does.

The world has grown stupid.
The ban on guns is idiotic; as you said in an earlier journal, it's the people, not the guns.
We can't solve all problems, but we CAN focus on the more..brutal incidents such as this.
Hopefully, some people still have sense, and will see how this sort of thing goes almost unnoticed.
Thanks to you, I feel I know a little of this family and your friend..
Angel-Of-Arendelle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I will pray every night for her and her family. I can't believe someone would do such a thing, she had a life, a family, friends, a future. I don't understand why people nationwide seem to focus on gun killings is when this is more brutal and important. Right now i don't know what the world is coming to, I don't really have a lot of my own money to help but I will continue to pray and hope for her. This needs to be heard in our world its important and very tragic. I hope and pray for her and her friends, especially you during this time. Lots of love :heart:
midousuji Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm extremely sorry about your friend and I'll make sure to pray all the best and happiness for her, she didn't deserve it!
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