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Two implicated in soccer player's death charged in armed robbery

February 1, 2012 |  9:33 am

Francisco Rodriguez slaying
The Calabasas man accused of killing a high school soccer goalie and the woman authorities believe lured him out of his home were charged Wednesday with armed robbery in an incident in December.

Police say Jason Schumann, 24, and Elizabeth Ibarra, 19, used a handgun while robbing a man's cellphone behind a San Fernando Valley market on Dec. 29.

Schumann has already been charged in the killing of Francisco Rodriguez, a 17-year-old senior at El Camino Real High School, who was shot to death Jan. 11 in Winnetka. He was gunned down after a woman knocked on his door to draw him into his frontyard, police said.

Police later said that woman was Ibarra, who is believed to be Schumann's girlfriend.

Schumann was charged with murder and is being held on $2-million bail. Ibarra has not been charged but remains in jail on a probation violation. She had recently served a jail sentence for forgery.

Police believe the gun may be in the Calabasas landfill in Agoura, although they were unable to find it during a search.

A romantic conflict is thought to be the motive for the killing.


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Photo: Elizabeth Ibarra and Jason Schumann, arrested in slaying of high school goalie. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department

chumann, 24, and Elizabeth Ibarra, 19 are charged with robbing a man Dec. 29 with a handgun.