Day 3 of jury deliberations in federal cyberstalking case

AP News
Posted: Jul 10, 2015 3:30 AM

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 were 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.

David Matusiewicz; his mother, Lenore; and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, are being tried on charges involving the death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford.

Belford and a friend were fatally shot by David's father, Thomas Matusiewicz, as they arrived for a child support hearing. Thomas Matusiewicz then exchanged gunfire with police before killing himself.

The defendants have denied knowing that Thomas Matusiewicz planned to kill Belford.