Omaha police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a double slaying at 2709 Dewey last month. The families of the victims were stunned to hear the motive for the deadly shootings.
Twenty-four-year-old Terrence Moore of Omaha made his first court appearance Thursday, a day after his arrest. He's accused of gunning down 41-year-old Terry Jasper and 35-year-old Diane Caveye in their apartment on February 25.
The victims' families crowded the courtroom Thursday in search of answers.
Prosecutors say that Terrence Moore went to the couple's apartment at 27th and Dewey to talk with Jasper. He left a bloody crime scene behind.
Neighbors heard arguing and then banging sounds. Jasper's nephew, also inside the apartment, says he saw Moore shoot his uncle because he had been, "punked," meaning he had been embarrassed.
Prosecutors say Diane Caveye's murder was even more cold-blooded. They say Moore shot her to death while she slept so she couldn't say anything.
The nephew, who says he was too scared to do anything else, left with Moore and survived.
Caveye is being buried on Friday.
Terrence Moore will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on April 18.
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