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$5M bond for suspect in murder at nursing home

Posted: 9:49 AM, Dec 11, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-11 14:49:50Z

The estranged husband accused of shooting and killing a woman in a Canton Township nursing home parking lot earlier this week was given $5 million bond in court Friday.

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Dragan Sekulic, 37, allegedly shot 37-year-old  Zeljka Sekulic as she was leaving her job at Astoria Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Wednesday. 

Sekulic, who police say has a history of violence, fled the scene but was located a short time later on Interstate 77 in the Cambridge area. 

Zeljka died from her injuries.

But that wasn't Dragan's first run in with police. Three weeks ago police said Dragan rammed Zeljka's car on a road in Stark County, causing it to flip over and trap her inside. She had to be rescued by firefighters. 

At that time, Dragan was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence but posted the $100,000 bond and was issued a no contact order.

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Dragan's next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 16.