Bond set at $3 million for man accused of killing Rockville couple
Montgomery County police say he brutally murdered his own neighbors and then took an Alaskan cruise with his parents. Scott Tomaszewski is in jail in Juneau, Alaska and he will face a judge Tuesday for an extradition hearing.
Prosecutors in Montgomery County are keeping a close eye on what is taking place in Alaska as Tomaszewski's bond has been set at $3 million.
Prosecutors want Tomaszewski brought back to Rockville as soon as possible.
"We're working very closely with Montgomery County police and Alaskan authorities at this time to make sure we are keep abreast of the situation minute-by-minute," said Ramon Korionoff, spokesperson for the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office.
On Monday, the home of Richard and Julianne Vilardo in Rockville is still surrounded by yellow crime scene tape.
Court documents reveal Tomaszewski broke into the Vilardos' house through a window. It goes on to say he was armed with a knife.
Authorities believe he may have stabbed one or both victims in bed and the attack continued into the kitchen and back porch. Tomaszewski then took items including a Rolex watch.
Police were able to crack this case by looking at previous break-ins at the Vilardos' home. One happened a month ago and another dating back to 1998. They believe some items were sold at local pawn shops.
"That 17-year-old connection ultimately led us to Scott Tomaszewski and the recent burglary on Ridge Drive," said Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger.
Tomaszewski was on a cruise with his parents in Alaska. Police and the Coast Guard boarded the ship, searched his stateroom and arrested him.
They found money in his wallet soaked with blood, and when they questioned Tomaszewski, he admitted to it all.
Tomaszewski is expected to face a judge on Tuesday and he could waive his extradition rights. If he does, he could be back in Maryland by the end of the week. If not, it could take more than a month and the governor of Alaska will have to order him sent back.
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