Sekulic was convicted of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault for two violent incidents in late 2015.
CANTON An appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentencing of a man who stalked and killed his ex-wife outside her Meyers Lake workplace in 2015.
Dragan Sekulic, now 39, was convicted of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault for two violent incidents in late 2015.
The 5th District Court of Appeals this week rejected Sekulic’s appeal and his contention that there wasn’t enough evidence against him for convictions and that the two attacks should have resulted in separate trials.
Sekulic was angry and jealous that Zeljka Sekulic, his 37-year-old ex-wife and mother of his two children, had moved on following their August 2015 divorce and was dating her co-worker at the Astoria nursing and rehabilitative facility, according to trial testimony.
He stalked her outside the facility’s parking lot on Nov. 24, ramming her car repeatedly until it overturned and trapped her inside until she could be rescued. He was later released on bond.
Two weeks later, Dragan Sekulic was back in the Astoria parking lot, drinking in a truck and waiting for her to get off work on Dec. 9. When she emerged, he shot her multiple times with a gun stolen from a relative and fled the area. He was later captured after a large-scale manhunt.
At his May 2016 trial, Sekulic claimed he was planning to kill himself that night but was overwhelmed when he saw Zeljka and shot her, contending, “I just blacked out.”
A jury convicted him of both incidents. He was sentenced to a life term…
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