Death In Home
A man accused of breaking into a Green Township home and killing his
father-in-law will face the death penalty.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Tuesday that a grand jury has
indicted David Franks on 2 counts of aggravated murder with a death penalty
specification, 3 counts of attempted aggravated murder (special felony) and 2
counts of aggravated burglary.
Deters said Franks shot James Schobert on March 11, then opened fire on
officers who responded to a 911 call.
Franks was wounded when the officers returned fire.
Officers found Franks' estranged wife, Sherry Franks and their 9-year-old
daughter hiding in the home. Schobert’s wife, Marlene, who had been present in
the home when her husband was shot, was able to flee shortly before the police
entered, Deters said.
"The cold-blooded murder of Mr. Schobert in front of his family is unthinkable.
David Franks should now face society’s ultimate penalty," Deters said in a news
(source: WLWT News)