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New charges against man accused of murdering Strongsville teacher

New charges against man accused of murdering Strongsville teacher”

The court document filed by Strongsville police investigators is the first true glimpse of how Scullin came to emerge as a suspect in Pleskovic's shooting and stabbing death October 23 inside her Blazing Star home.

Scullin and Pleskovic's husband, Bruce Pleskovic, each called 911 about 8 p.m., after they came home from dinner and found the veteran Strongsville teacher lying face-down in a large pool of blood in the kitchen of the family's Blazing Star Drive home.

He was arrested Tuesday in connection with the homicide.

He is in the custody at the Cuyahoga County jail with bond set at $1 million.

Police reports show the Pleskovics had complained for a year about pranks and break-ins at their home One attempted break-in, four days before the slaying, was reported by Scullin.

Pleskovic's husband and Scullin both called 911, saying they had just arrived home and found the woman's body surrounded by blood.

Scullin was set to marry the victim's daughter, with whom he shares a 1-year-old daughter.

That was reportedly also supposed to be the day of his wedding to the victim's daughter.

The medical examiner ruled Melinda died from gunshot wounds and "sharp force injuries of the trunk with skeletal, vascular and visceral injuries".

According to WJW, however, Scullin was the only person who claimed to have witnessed the incidents and police have not confirmed that they found those reports to be credible.



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