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Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in teen soccer player slaying



Jason Schumann pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez.
Jason Schumann pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez.
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24-year-old Jason Alejandro Schumann of Calabasas pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the murder charge in the shooting death of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez on Jan. 11.

Prosecutors say Schumann shot the El Camino Real High School soccer goalie after he was lured outside of his Winnetka home in the San Fernando Valley by a woman believed to 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra.

Investigators say Ibarra is Schumann's girlfriend, however she has not been charged in the case and no motive has been revealed. The pair are charged in an unrelated armed robbery that occurred two weeks before the shooting.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 21, according to CNS.