David Matusiewicz

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The story of the Matusiewicz family and the courthouse shooting in Delaware has been a Delmarva story.

But not anymore.

The story of the family is now an hour long episode on the true crime show called “Evil Kin”.

The 2013 courthouse shooting found the father Thomas Matusiewicz shooting and killing his former daughter-in-law and her friend after which he was also killed in an exchange of gun fire with police.

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It’s life in prison for the son and daughter of the Delaware Courthouse shooter on federal cyberstalking charges.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the courtroom was packed…when the judge handed down the sentences to David Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez.

Their mother Lenore Matusiewicz was also given a life sentence for her part for stalking David’s wife Christine Belford.

Their father Thomas Matusiewicz shot and killed Belford and a friend at a Delaware Courthouse over a custody hearing.

He then killed himself.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A man whose ex-wife was gunned down by his father at a Delaware courthouse after a bitter custody battle that included international kidnapping is facing sentencing along with his sister on federal cyberstalking charges.

David Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez were to be sentenced Thursday. Their mother, Lenore Matusiewicz, was sentenced to life in prison last week.

All three were convicted of conspiracy and cyberstalking resulting in the 2013 death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford. Prosecutors say the cyberstalking convictions were unprecedented.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has again delayed sentencing for the widow and children of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse on federal cyberstalking charges.

David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, had been scheduled for sentencing last month for conspiracy and cyberstalking that resulted in the death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford. Belford was shot by Thomas Matusiewicz, who then killed himself.

Delaware Law Enforcement

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for the widow and children of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse are asking a judge to postpone their sentencing on federal cyberstalking charges.

David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, face sentencing Oct. 15 for conspiracy and cyberstalking that resulted in the death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford. The cyberstalking conviction, which prosecutors have said is unprecedented, carries a possible life sentence.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Jurors are entering a third day of deliberations in the federal conspiracy and stalking case against the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013.

Jurors are set to reconvene Friday as they weigh whether to return what Justice Department officials believe would be an unprecedented verdict of cyberstalking resulting in death, which carries a possible life sentence.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking case against the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013.

Jurors received the case Wednesday afternoon following final closing arguments and instructions from the judge.

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It should be up to the jury in the Matusiewicz trial today.

David Matusiewicz, his mother Lenore and his sister Amy Gonzalez are charged with cyberstalking and conspiracy in the death of David’s wife Christine Belford.

She was shot to death along with her friend by David’s father Thomas Matusiewicz in a Delaware courthouse.

Federal prosecutors called on the jury to consider whether the shooting was foreseeable by the family.

Meanwhile, defense attorneys argued that the shooting was a separate independent act and that the father kept his plans from the family.

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Closing arguments are expected today in Matusiewicz trial.

David Matusiewicz, his mother Lenore and his sister Amy Gonzalez could face life in prison from the cyberstalking charges that included an intent to kill David’s wife Christine Belford.

The father Thomas Matusiewicz ultimately shot and killed Belford and a friend of hers at a Delaware Courthouse during a custody battle over their children.

He then exchanged gun fire with security before killing himself.

The defendants say they had no idea that Thomas was going to kill Belford.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Defense attorneys are continuing to call witnesses in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking trial of the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.

David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, are being tried on charges related to the death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford. If convicted, they could face life in prison, a punishment Justice Department officials believe would be unprecedented for cyberstalking resulting in death.

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