The crap is just unending. This piece of sh** bludgeoned to death his wife, then went down the hall of their home and bashed his 7-year-old son to death. And all we can do is wring our hands and say what a "tragic end" it was? And even more unbelievably, how much daddy CHRISTOPHER MOYER "adored" his son? This is adoration??? If so, I'll take indifference for $100.
And I'm tired of hearing violent crime blamed on the economy. There are lots of people under tremendous financial stress who don't brutally murder their own children. If you just can't hack a $2,000 lien on your house, then take yourself out. Leave your wife and kids alone. Needless to say, these are the acts of an entitled man who saw his family as nothing but an extension of himself--to keep or discard at will.
Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:10 am | Updated: 8:00 am, Sun Jun 19, 2011.
Tragic end to Warrington family
By Matt Coughlin and Hillary Bentman
Staff writers Calkins Media, Inc.
Christopher Moyer was the type of father who held his son Dylan’s hands as the boy learned to walk, neighbors said. He adored his 7-year-old son, and with his wife Irina built their life on a quiet suburban street in Warrington for the past nine years.
Then Friday night, the 44-year-old computer expert bludgeoned his 39-year-old wife to death with a baseball bat as she lay in their bed, police said. He then walked down the second floor hall to Dylan’s room and bashed his son to death, District Attorney David Heckler said. Authorities believe — and hope — both were asleep at the time. There were no signs of a struggle, police said.
Then Moyer inexplicably dragged his wife’s body into the bathroom and draped a towel over her face. At some point in the night he made a list of family members and phone numbers for police to call and placed it on the front door of the house at 167 Redstone Drive in Warrington.
He dialed 911 about 9:40 p.m. and told the dispatcher that he’d found his wife and son bludgeoned to death, Heckler said. The dispatcher asked if he did it. “Yes, I did it,” he allegedly told police. He spoke calmly and politely with the dispatcher for a moment, said “Thank you,” and then the telephone conversation ended, according to police.
More than three hours later, his body was found on the train tracks that cross Meadowbrook Avenue between Jacksonville and York roads in Hatboro. Moyer’s dark Toyota Camry was found parked nearby. Police believe Christopher Moyer drove to the tracks, laid his head on the rails and waited for the train he knew was coming. Hatboro police found his body at 12:56 a.m., about the time that SEPTA reported one of their trains had struck someone. And with that the family of three was gone.
Heckler said Moyer never mentioned a motive in the call to 911 or in the note on the front door. Court records show no prior criminal charges involving the Moyers and no history of reported domestic violence.
Investigators said they believe financial problems were the motivation. Court records show that in September 2010 the state had filed a $2,228 commonwealth lien on the couple’s four-bedroom home. They had avoided foreclosure on the home and paid off a federal lien filed against them in 2006.
“I just cannot fathom it. He just loved that little boy,” said one neighbor, who declined to give her name.
Dylan had just finished the first grade at nearby Titus Elementary School. His first grade teacher, Theresa Yanny, said the parents were very involved. In morning kindergarten, both parents would often pick him up, according to Lynda Costello, his teacher that year. And he had a way with words, they said.
Yanny called it an “adult-like” vocabulary.
“He would ask me a question and it would take me off-guard because he used words that were higher than a kindergarten level,” Costello said. “And he always wanted to know more.”
Costello said in kindergarten he liked non-fiction books, books about real things and remembered helping him look up what the biggest whale in the world was. Yanny said that during any downtime he was reading.
And he was cute. His voice carried a slight hint of his mother’s Slavic intonation and expressions. And he moved his hands while talking, like his mother.
“When you finished helping him — I’ll never forget how he’d look up at you with those eyes,” Costello said. “He would always say, ‘Thank you,’ and smile that beautiful smile. He had such a beautiful smile.”
The Moyers had a large wooden play set with a slide in their backyard, though neighbor Rose Radziul said she never saw Dylan use it. Costello said Dylan liked to look things up on the computer. Christopher Moyer was a freelance computer expert and worked out of the home, Kevin Radziul said. The Radziuls said Irina also worked in computers at home.
“They always asked a lot of good questions,” Costello said of parent-teacher meetings. “(The father) seemed so grounded. They were parents who wanted their son to be successful in school. You could tell they read at home.”
There were two cars, though Irina Moyer rarely drove. Neighbors called her friendly, but said she rarely left the home. They knew her by her middle name, Elizabeth. Her maiden name was Geller.
In November they’d gone to Disney World together.
But the Moyers were private, perhaps too private, neighbors said. They’d been among the first to move into the neighborhood when it was first built in 2003. They didn’t participate in a community block party, though they did share a snow blower with several families.
Rose Radziul described Christopher as curt and standoffish whenever she bumped into him. Another neighbor called him “quirky.”
“I think he was very controlling,” Radziul said of Christopher Moyer. “But I didn’t think it would ever come to this.”
Neighbors never heard fighting or witnessed arguments between the couple. And Friday night, at the time of the murders, there was no sound.
“I didn’t hear anything,” said Rose Radziul. “There was no screaming or anything.”
The Bucks County Coroner’s Office conducted autopsies on Irina and Dylan’s bodies Saturday. Both deaths were ruled homicide and the cause was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head, Coroner Joseph Campbell said. Montgomery County Coroner Walter Hoffman said Christopher Moyer’s death has been ruled a suicide as the result of multiple traumas to his body following an autopsy Saturday. He said toxicology tests will be done as well.
When Christopher Moyer called 911, Warrington, Warminster and Warwick police rushed to the neighborhood, unaware their suspect was gone. They surrounded the home and made several phone calls attempting to contact anyone inside. Clumps of neighbors gathered behind police cars, ambulances and police tape, watching and wondering. About 11 p.m. officers entered the home through the garage and found the bodies. After the search they found Moyer’s list of family members to contact. After the search a Warrington detective pulled Irina’s parents, brother and sister-in-law away from a crowd of neighbors and notified them of the deaths. Heckler, Bucks County Detectives and Warrington police began preparing a search warrant to investigate the murders. After Moyer’s body was found, police began searching the home. Investigators remained at the home collecting evidence until dawn.