Jeffrey Scullin pleads "no contest" to murder

(Cleveland) - Jeffrey Scullin, the man accused of killing a Strongsville teacher was go on trial today, but that will not happen. 

Apparently in hope of avoiding the death penalty, Scullin reached an agreement with the prosecution, pleading "no contest" to aggravated murder and other offenses, before Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge  Pamela Barker. 

The 21 year old Scullin will be sentenced on October 29th. He took the plea deal after his confession to Strongsville investigators was ruled admissible as evidence. 

Scullin is now convicted of stabbing Melinda Pleskovic to death last year just days before he was to marry her daughter.  She was shot three times and stabbed at least 37 times.

 Scullin could get life in prison with parole possible after 28 to 36 years.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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