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Trial Date Set for Courthouse Shooter's Relatives



    Trial Date Set for Courthouse Shooter's Family

    A trial date has been set for the family of Thomas Matusiewicz. Matusiewicz killed his daughter in-law and her friend last February in a courthouse shooting. His family is charged with conspiracy and stalking. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013)

    The family of the man who opened fire inside an area courthouse -- killing his former daughter-in-law and another woman -- will have to wait nearly a year for trial.

    A judge in Wilmington has scheduled a 20-day trial for relatives of a Delaware courthouse gunman who are facing federal charges of conspiracy and stalking.

    The judge on Monday set an Oct. 9, 2014 trial start date for former optometrist David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez. The three are charged with conspiracy and stalking of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford, resulting in her death.

    Belford was killed in February by her former father-in-law, Thomas Matusiewicz, who also killed her friend Laura Mulford on Feb. 11  before exchanging gunfire with police and killing himself.  

    Thomas Matusiewicz's family has denied knowing he planned to kill Belford.

    David Matusiewicz pleaded guilty in 2009 to kidnapping the three daughters he had with Belford and taking them to Central America in a long-running custody dispute.


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