Skooter reporting 10/26/12
Police say the man who admitted to murdering a well love teacher was his own son. Jonathan Meline accompanied by one of his sisters calmly walked into Pierce County Jail early Thursday morning turning himself in and acknowledged to killing his father, Bob Meline.
The murder has stunned the community and left a school trying to muddle through with the loss of a beloved teacher. So far until this moment, the motive for the killing was not clear, but what is reported is that Jonathan Meline suffers from severe mental impairment and has been at Western State Hospital oftenly.
It was reported by Kerry Morrison, the victim’s sister in law that Jonathan has a history of schizophrenia and it has grew rapidly in his behavior over that past decade or so. Rob Meline died of blunt force trauma, or he was beaten to death in some way.
Rob Meline was described by Morrison as a well loved, a devoted family man, amazing teacher and it’s just a huge loss to the community.