Waterloo man charged with murder

Steven Paul Becker
Kyle M. Roider

Over the weekend a Waterloo man was charged in connection with the shooting death of a Fults man who was found in the basement of a Waterloo home on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 11. 

Kyle M. Roider, 30, of Waterloo, appeared before Monroe County Judge Dennis Doyle on Monday, Jan. 14 to answer to the charges of the first degree murder and aggravated battery. He entered a plea of not guilty.

A press release from the Waterloo Police Department stated that on Jan. 11 around 3:05 p.m., they responded with Monroe County Ambulance to a call on North Church Street, where Steven Paul Becker, 35, of Fults, was discovered unresponsive. As Becker’s death looked suspicious, an investigation was initiated.

Reported as assisting the Waterloo Police Department in the investigation were: the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Columbia Police Department, the Millstadt Police Department, the Belleville/St. Clair County Special Response Team, Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann and Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill.

Roider was arrested in St. Clair County on the evening of Friday, Jan. 11 and transported back to Monroe County where he was formally charged on Sunday, Jan. 13. He is currently being held at the Monroe County Jail with no bond amount set.

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