Man Charged in Savage Murder of His Future Mother-in-Law Days After He Was Pallbearer at Her Funeral

Jeffrey Scullin's bond was set at $1 million.

Bail has been set at $1 million in the case of an Ohio man accused of butchering his future mother-in-law before serving as a pallbearer at her funeral days later.

Jeffrey Scullin, 20, appeared in court Friday, when he was charged with stabbing and shooting the beloved teacher, 49-year-old Melinda Pleskovic, where his bond was set at $1 million. 

Her funeral was held on the day her daughter, Anna, was supposed to marry Scullin. The wedding was canceled, and on Tuesday, Scullin was arrested. 

He was the one who called 911 after finding his mother-in-law to-be injured on the floor of her home on Oct. 24. 

“We found her in the kitchen. She's not moving. I took the kids and I walked outside,” Scullin told the 911 operator. “She has blood all around her. I didn't look.”

Pleskovic's husband was with Scullin when they found her body in the kitchen.

“I think someone killed my wife,” her husband told the 911 operator. “It looks like she has stab wounds on her back. There's a pool of blood.” 

He also said she was not breathing. 

Scullin came under suspicion when cops found a bloody knife in his pickup truck. 

Her friends gathered at her favorite pizzeria Thursday night for a memorial, where she was remembered as a good person and beloved individual. 

Melinda was a popular middle school teacher in the town of Strongsville, located about 22 miles outside Cleveland. Scullin had been living in her home with her daughter.