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    OH - Zeljka Sekulic, 37, slain after ex bailed in prior attempt, Canton, 9 Dec 2015

    An Ohio man allegedly tried to kill his ex-wife. When he got out on bail, police say he finished his crime.
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...hed-his-crime/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pappa rob View Post
    An Ohio man allegedly tried to kill his ex-wife. When he got out on bail, police say he finished his crime.
    Sorry if this has been posted.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...hed-his-crime/
    How sad. We had a similar case about 15 years ago in my home town. Sadly, these abuser don't just stop because they are on bail or awaiting trial.

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    Ed Balint (@ebalintREP): https://twitter.com/ebalintREP?s=09

    Jury selection in the Dragan Sekulic trial is scheduled to begin today. Sekulic is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife, Zeljka.

    Opening arguments are scheduled to start 9 a.m. Tuesday in the trial of Dragan Sekulic. Judge Kristin Farmer will hear the case.

    Dragan Sekulic is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of his ex-wife, Zeljka, outside her workplace in December.

    Dragan Sekulic has entered the courtroom in Stark County Common Pleas. Prospective jurors not in the courtroom yet. Attorneys are present.

    Prior to start of jury selection, Dennis Barr, of prosecutor's office, noted Dragan Sekulic turned down plea offer of life without parole.
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    Ed Balint (@ebalintREP): https://twitter.com/ebalintREP?s=09

    Larry Hootman, special agent with the Ohio BCI, has been called by the prosecution to testify about the crime scene.

    Prosecutor and BCI agent are reviewing multiple bullet casings and bullet-related evidence found in parking lot area where Zeljka was shot.

    Like yesterday, the defense is not cross-examining some of the witnesses called by the prosecution in the Dragan Sekulic trial.

    Ohio BCI analyst discusses the .45-caliber, semi-automatic handgun that the prosecution says is the murder weapon. https://t.co/XxLW93PoAv

    Firearm analyst says the bullet casings found at crime scene match the gun prosecutors say was used in fatal shooting of Zeljka Sekulic.

    Stark County deputy Craig Kennedy said that in a search of Dragan Sekulic's home, scores of photos were ripped and scattered about.

    Deputy estimated that around 200 torn photos were scattered in the kitchen and bathroom and on stairs of Dragan Sekulic's home in Green.

    Deputy: "It appeared that Zeljka's picture had been ripped out of most of those photos." Divorce papers also had been left out.
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    Ed Balint (@ebalintREP): https://twitter.com/ebalintREP?s=09

    Sam Troyer, Ohio BCI DNA expert, said that Dragan Sekulic's DNA was found on the .45-caliber handgun that prosecutors say is murder weapon.

    DNA expert testified that Zeljka Sekulic's DNA was found on bullet-related evidence found at scene of her fatal shooting.

    DNA expert said the DNA on the gun matches Dragan Sekulic: "It statistically would not be found on more than one person on the planet."
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    http://m.cantonrep.com/news/20160526...e?rssfeed=true



    By*Ed Balint*
    Repository staff writer*
    Posted May 26, 2016 at 2:02 PM
    Updated at 2:09 PM

    CANTON*During intense and often combative prosecution questioning, Dragan Sekulic admitted on the witness stand that he shot and killed his ex-wife and left her to die in the parking lot of the nursing facility where she worked.

    The 38-year-old Sekulic, formerly of Massillon and Green, told jurors Thursday that he had planned to shoot and kill himself in front of Zeljka Sekulic on Dec. 9, but instead fired multiple bullets into her head and body. And, he said, that he was emotionally overwhelmed and infuriated after finding out that Zeljka had been intimate with a black man, something he said was unacceptable in Serbia.
    Last edited by rosie_lee; 05-26-2016 at 03:23 PM.
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    Ed Balint (@ebalintREP): https://twitter.com/ebalintREP?s=09

    Closing arguments are over. Judge read the remainder of jury instructions. Jurors are leaving courtroom to start deliberations.

    Jurors are stopping deliberations and returning at 9 Friday morning to resume in the Dragan Sekulic trial.
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    http://m.indeonline.com/article/2016...&st_refQuery=/

    CANTON*Dragan Sekulic found guilty in the murder of his ex-wife.

    The court is proceeding directly to the sentencing phase, with many jurors returning to the courtroom to monitor developments
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    From May:

    http://fox8.com/2016/05/27/man-sente...-nursing-home/

    Dragan Sekulic, 37, was found guilty of aggravated murder with a gun specification, attempted murder and felonious assault. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 14 years.



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