Jeffrey Scullin Jr. is charged with aggravated murder in the Oct. 23, 2017, slaying of Melinda Pleskovic. Cleveland.com reports Scullin's attorney and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutors are to meet Friday with a judge on whether police overstepped their bounds in searching Scullin's cellphone and vehicle the night of Pleskovic's death.
Defense attorney Joseph Patituce also alleges the confession was coerced.
The 20-year-old Scullin was living with the Pleskovic family at their home in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville, where the 49-year-old teacher was killed. Prosecutors believe Scullin killed her during an argument.
Scullin's trial is set for Monday.
Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com
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