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

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Jason Schumann pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez.

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.

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Armed robbery charges for pair implicated in teen slaying

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24-year-old Jason Schuman and a 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez.

Jason Schumann and Elizabeth Ibarra, the pair implicated in the targeted killing of 17-year-old El Camino Real High School soccer player Francisco Rodriguez, were charged with armed robbery on Wednesday for an incident that occurred at the end of last year, the L.A. Times reported.

19-year-old Ibarra and 24-year-old Schumann used a handgun to rob a man of his cell phone behind a market in the San Fernando Valley on Dec. 29. Schumann, a Calabasas resident, has also been charged in the Jan. 11 Winnetka killing of the teen goalie. Rodriguez was fatally shot in the front yard of his home after being lured outside by a woman believed to be Ibarra, who is believed to be Schumann's girlfriend, according to authorities.

Ibarra remains in jail on a probation violation. Schumann is being held on $2-million bail. The murder weapon, believed to be in the Calabasas landfill in Agoura, was not found during a recent search.

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Elizabeth Ibarra and Jason Schumann arrested in Francisco Rodriguez murder

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24-year-old Jason Schumann and a 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez.

Los Angeles police announced the arrest of 24-year-old Jason Schumann and 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra — both on parole and with extensive criminal records — in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Jr. last week outside his home in Winnetka.

The former El Camino Real High School soccer player was described as "being on the right track in life," at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Officials credited witness accounts, community information, school police, district officials and tips via Crimestoppers in the suspect arrests.

Authorities are asking an anonomous tipster who provided a key piece of information to come forward and help solidify the investigation.

No motive was specified.

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