An Ohio man who allegedly shot and stabbed to demise his fiancee’s mom days earlier than he was set to get married made his first look in courtroom this morning.
Melinda Pleskovic, 49, a sixth-grade instructor in Strongsville, Ohio, close to Cleveland, died from gunshot wounds and sharp-force accidents after she was present in her house on Oct. 23, in keeping with police. Her husband, Bruce Pleskovic, and her daughter’s fiance, Jeffrey Scullin Jr., each known as 911 that night time, saying they only arrived house and located her in a pool of blood. Scullin had been residing on the sufferer’s house, police mentioned.
Scullin mentioned in a 911 name, “Somebody’s been attacked in my house.”
“Mel Pleskovic was attacked,” Scullin instructed the dispatcher. “We just came home, she was on the kitchen floor … she’s not moving … she has blood all around her.”
Bruce Pleskovic instructed a 911 dispatcher, “I just got in the door with my new son-in-law,”
“I think someone killed my wife,” he mentioned. “Looks like she has stab wounds on her back.”
ABC’s Cleveland affiliate WEWS reported that Scullin was a pallbearer for Melinda Pleskovic’s funeral.
Scullin, 20, was arrested on Tuesday, charged with aggravated homicide.
Scullin made his first look in courtroom at this time from jail. Bond was set at $1 million and his subsequent courtroom look is scheduled for Nov. 13. He didn’t enter a plea.
The slain instructor, who most not too long ago labored at Strongsville Middle School, had been with the district for the final 27 years, Strongsville Schools Superintendent Cameron Ryba mentioned.
Hannah Lipowski, who was a sixth-grade scholar of Pleskovic’s 5 years in the past, described her as “one of the most lighthearted, kindhearted women I have had the pleasure of knowing.”
“She is the one teacher that remained a part of students’ lives as they left her clbadroom,” Lipowski mentioned.
“The community will miss her tremendously,” Lipowski added.