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Quadruple murder suspect ordered pizza to crime scene days after murders, court documents show

Posted: 5:30 PM, Feb 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 09:01:59-05
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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A 25-year-old man charged with capital first-degree murder in the deaths of his mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law ordered a pizza to their home days after killing them, court documents show.

Shelby Nealy confessed to using a hammer to kill Richard Ivancic, 71, and Laura Ivancic, 59, in their Tarpon Springs home on December 15. The next day he killed the couple's son, 25-year-old Nicholas Ivancic, while he was sleeping, the documents state.

Quadruple murder suspect charged with capital first-degree murder in deaths of wife's family

Six days later, on December 21, Nealy ordered a Domino's pizza to be delivered to the home, additional documents show.

The bodies of Richard, Laura and Nicholas were found in the home by Tarpon Springs Police on New Year's Day after a family member called for a welfare check because they weren't able to contact them.

On December 16, 17 and 18 Nealy was seen on surveillance video selling multiple pieces of jewelry, according to the documents. Police say that several empty jewelry boxes were found scattered around the family's home.

The documents say that while pawning some of those items Nealy was wearing a black skull shirt. The same shirt was found by police in the washer/dryer of the family's home, records show.

On December 18 Nealy was also seen on surveillance video at Home Depot buying three painter's drop cloths, three packages of rope, a Gorilla water proof patch and sealed tape, according to records.

The body of Nicholas Ivancic was found wrapped in one of the drop cloths, the documents state.

Nealy was arrested in Lakewood, Ohio on January 3 after he was caught driving Laura Ivancic's stolen vehicle. The documents state that Nealy stole the vehicle "because the license tag was expired," on his wife's, which he had been driving.

Laura's vehicle was spotted outside of an Ohio home by police on the day he was arrested. He was found inside the home with his two young children, a 3-year-old and a 2-year-old. They were transported to Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services.

Authorities later learned that Nealy had moved into that home the day after Christmas, the records state. The man who signed the lease along with Nealy told authorities they had been talking about leasing a place together throughout the month of December, according to documents.

Records show that the man told authorities Nealy had a cooler with the wallets of Richard and Nicholas Ivancic in it. Nealy said he, "needed them to get a job," because he had a record, according to the documents.

After his arrest in Ohio, Nealy confessed to killing his in-laws and his wife.

Nealy told authorities that he initially killed Jamie a year ago, documents show. Her body was found on January 6 at a Pasco County home by the sheriff's office and Forensics Anthropologists from the University of South Florida. They confirmed it was her on January 8. She died from violent blunt force trauma, authorities say.

After killing Jamie, Nealy moved to Texas and used her phone to pretend to be her, records show. He told authorities her family became suspicious because "they had not heard their daughter's voice," according to documents.

Nealy then drove his wife's car from Texas to the family's Tarpon Springs home, "with the intent to kill all three victims," documents show.

He was released from the Cuyahoga Jail on January 18 on extradition. He is currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail with no bond.

He has been charged with capital first-degree murder in the deaths of Richard, Laura and Nicholas. He has also been charged with grand theft auto and three counts of aggravated animal cruelty for killing the family's three dogs, Bailey, Boomer and Buddy.

Charges in the death of his wife Jamie are pending.