CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge has ordered a $2 million bond for a Florida man accused of murder in the shooting of a northeast Ohio real estate agent whose body was found in a vacant home.
Fifty-nine-year-old Robert Grigelaitis of Fort Lauderdale appeared in Portage County Municipal Court on Thursday, following his Tuesday arrest in Turkey, N.C.
Judge Mark Fankhauser set an Oct. 8 preliminary hearing. Court staff says Fankhauser also appointed the county public defender's office to represent Grigelaitis. Office chief Dennis Lager said Thursday afternoon that he had not yet been notified of an appointment.
Grigelaitis is accused of killing Andrew VonStein, whose body was found last week in a home he was trying to sell in Ravenna. Grigelaitis has an addresses in that city.
He was being held in the county jail.