Group wants justice for woman killed at Canton Township nursing home

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CANTON, Ohio– Family and friends of a woman murdered outside a Canton Township nursing home were at a hearing on Wednesday for her alleged killer.

Stark County Sheriff’s Office said Dragan Sekulic, 37, shot his estranged wife, 37-year-old Zeljka Sekulic, while she was leaving her job at the Astoria Nursing Home on Dec. 9. Dragan was arrested in southern Ohio after his rental car was found at Akron-Canton Airport.

On Wednesday, he appeared in Canton Municipal Court, where his $5 million bond was continued.

“We’re here to make sure justice is served this time,” said Diane Triplett, the sister of Zeljka’s sister-in-law. “This woman lived in fear. No one should have to live like that and no one should have to have their life taken in the way hers was.”

At the time of the shooting, Dragan was out on bond for another domestic incident. He was charged with domestic violence, felonious assault, driving under the influence and open container.

Zeljka was a nurse and mother of two daughters.

“The thing that was radiating mostly in my mind was to keep it together to make sure this process is seen through properly the second time and that he gets to necessary punishment to give closure to Z’s family, friends, coworkers and patients, and everyone’s life she effected,” Rob Foster said following Wednesday’s hearing.

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