An Ohio man faces charges of murder just over a week after his fiancee’s mother was killed at her Strongsville home.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Bruce Plescovic found his wife’s body at their residence on October 24 after a series of reported disturbances and attempted break-ins.
Jeffrey Scullin Jr., 20, the man Plescovic thought would soon be his son-in-law, was reportedly with him at the time and both men called police dispatchers to inform them of the crime.
Strongsville Police Chief Mark Fender held a news conference Tuesday to confirm Scullin had been arrested for the “brutal murder of Melinda Plescovic,” WKYC reported.
The victim, who had reportedly been stabbed and shot, taught sixth grade for Strongsville City Schools, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Fender said Scullin is facing a charge of aggravated murder in a case that is being forward to prosecutors. He is being held on $1 million bond.
In addition to being engaged to the victim’s daughter, Scullin had been living with the Plescovics prior to the murder, Fender said.
“This case remains under investigation as we continue to seek additional information,” he said. “We ask any member of the public who may have information on this case to contact the Strongsville Police Department at 440-580-3230.”
Fender expressed condolences to the victim’s family and friends and reassured locals that they should not be worried in the wake of such a violent crime.
“This is a safe community,” he said. “Let me repeat that. This is a safe community.”
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