Widow of Delaware courthouse gunman to remain in custody

Lenore Matusiewicz

September 11, 2013 3:58:54 PM PDT
The widow of a man who killed their former daughter-in-law and another woman at a Delaware courthouse following a bitter custody battle involving their son will remain in custody pending a trial on federal conspiracy and stalking charges.

Sixty-eight-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz waived a detention hearing in Wilmington on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty. A judge ordered pretrial motions to be submitted by Oct. 15.

Matusiewicz's daughter, 41-year-old Amy Gonzalez, faces a detention hearing Thursday on similar charges.

Matusiewicz and Gonzalez are the mother and sister, respectively, of former Delaware optometrist David Matusiewicz. All three are charged with conspiracy, interstate stalking and cyberstalking involving David's ex-wife, Christine Belford.

David Matusiewicz's father, Thomas Matusiewicz, fatally shot Belford and her friend, Laura Mulford, in February before exchanging gunfire with police and killing himself.