Man Charged in Murder of Berwyn Couple Appears in Court

Prosecutors revealed new details in the murder of a suburban couple, as the man charged with their deaths appeared in court Saturday.

Authorities said 40-year-old Roger Scoby, of Schaumburg, confessed to the gruesome crime that left Ira and Tommie Moore dead inside their Berwyn home on March 31.

Scoby made his initial court appearance on the same day that the victims’ family members attended their funeral.

Ira Moore, 67, was a veteran and a double amputee. Prosecutors said Scoby befriended him while working as a driver for a company contracted by Hines VA Hospital.

"He's known to them," said interim Berwyn Police Chief Michael Cimaglia. "He's been at their home before. He's helped them out in the past."

The two would often drink together at Moore’s Berwyn home, according to prosecutors, who said that’s what was happening on the day of the murders.

Scoby allegedly used one of Ira’s own guns to shoot him in the back of the head, prosecutors said.

When 70-year-old Tommie, Ira’s wife of more than 20 years who suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia, came into the kitchen, authorities said Scoby then stabbed her with a 12-inche kitchen knife before shooting her in the head with another gun belonging to Ira. The couple was later found dead on their kitchen floor, according to police.

“It's troubling to know that he had a weapon that he paid for and purchased, and it was used on him,” said anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes. “He was befriended and betrayed.”

"This was a very heinous crime against of two of our elderly people - residents - citizens in this town," Cimaglia added. "It was just awful."

Scoby has two prior felony convictions, authorities said Saturday – one for robbery and another for criminal trespass.

In addition to his work for the transportation company, defense attorneys said Scoby, a father of two, also drove for Uber.

Prosecutors said investigators recovered the weapons used in the attack, along with three other guns, from Scoby’s car.

Scoby was charged Friday with two counts of murder and on Saturday, was ordered held without bond.

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