CLEVELAND- The suspect indicted for the murder of a Strongsville middle school teacher appeared in court with his attorney on Tuesday, where a plea of not guilty was entered.
Jeffrey Scullin Jr. was indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury last Wednesday for the murder of Melinda Pleskovic.
Scullin, 20, lived with the family and was Pleskovic's future son-in-law; he was set to marry her daughter on Oct. 28.
He is charged with aggravated murder; murder; two counts of felonious assault; tampering with evidence; making false alarms; and endangering children, which pertains to Scullin's one-year-old daughter.
The prosecutor's office said on Oct. 23, after Scullin had dinner with Melinda's husband, they returned home and found the victim lying on the kitchen floor.
The 49-year-old died from numerous stab wounds and multiple gunshot wounds.
Scullin was arrested on Oct. 31.
On Tuesday, his $1-million bond was continued. Another court date was scheduled for Nov. 27.