Zelich waives right to preliminary hearing, requests new judge
KENOSHA -- The former cop accused in the suitcase murders was in a Kenosha County courtroom Friday morning.
It was a preliminary hearing for a murder charge. Steven Zelich, 52, is accused of killing Jenny Gamez, 19, at a motel in Kenosha in 2012. Court documents said he admitted to meeting her and another woman through bondage websites and that they died during sex.
Investigators said they think Zelich kept Gamez' body in his refrigerator for months and then dumped her in a suitcase on the side of the road in the Town of Geneva earlier this summer.
Zelich waived his right to a preliminary hearing today, but his lawyer isn't going into detail why.
Zelich is also accused of killing a woman in Minnesota, but so far no charges have been filed for her death.