ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The man accused of murdering his neighbors in Rockville will continue to be held without bond in Montgomery County.
Scott Tomaszewski is charged with first-degree murder and burglary in the deaths of Richard "Dick" and Jody Vilardo, ages 65 and 67 respectively. The Vilardos were found dead inside of their Rockville home on Mother's Day. Tomaszewski was later arrested aboard a cruise ship docked in Juneau, Alaska. He was held in Alaska and then transported back to Montgomery County, Md. last Friday.
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During court on Monday, the prosecutor said that Tomaszewski stabbed Richard 47 times while Jody suffered eight wounds.
After the murders, Tomaszewski went on a retirement celebration cruise with parents. His lawyer says his client was "in shock."
A retired cop provided the crucial tip in the investigation that led to Tomaszeuski. Retired Sergeant William "Bill" Preis remembered an old case involving juvenile suspects the "Tomaszewski brothers" in a burglary at the Vilardo home in 1998. Their BMW was stolen and someone tried to set fire to the home. Preis noted the "emotional component" of that case and murders so he passed along his information.
Police then looked into the pawn history of Tomaszewski, who was the Vilardos' neighbor. Tomaszewski pawned a high school ring on April 20, 2015 that matched a ring reported stolen from the home right across the street while the home owner was away earlier that month, according to charging documents.
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