Melinda Pleskovic, 49, was found shot and stabbed to death on Oct. 23. Her future son-in-law, Jeffrey Scullin, Jr. was arrested a week later.
Scullin, 20, reportedly told detectives there was an argument and he grabbed a gun nearby in self-defense. There has been no explanation for the multiple stab wounds Pleskovic also suffered.
According to the station, court documents reveal DNA from both Pleskovic and Scullin was found on a knife inside a truck in the driveway of the Pleskovic’s home. A gun was found in a car on Fair Street, where Scullin’s father, a former Cleveland police officer, lives.
A police report from 2013 shows a 911 call where Scullin’s father suffered a gunshot wound to the head, reports WOIO. Scullin, Jr. is quoted in the incident report, saying he did not know how his father’s injury occurred.
Scullin, Jr., is facing charges including aggravated murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence and being held on $1 million bond
He was living with his fiance’s parents at their Strongsville home. The 6th-grade teacher’s body was found just days before Scullin and her daughter were supposed to be married. Scullin also served as a pallbearer at her funeral.