Criminal Justice

Daughter of courthouse shooter held without bail in 'unique' cyberstalking case

The daughter of a man who reportedly shot his former daughter-in-law and another woman to death at a Delaware courthouse before committing suicide earlier this year is being held without bail in what a lawyer for another defendant has called a “unique” cyberstalking case.

Amy Gonzalez, 41, was denied bail Tuesday by a federal judge in Wilmington and will be held until trial. Her mother, Lenore Matusiewicz, is also being held without bail, as is her brother, David Matusiewicz, the former husband of the victim, the News Journal reports.

If convicted of the crime of cyberstalking resulting in a death they could be sentenced to as much as life in prison.

Although Gonzalez, unlike her mother and brother, wasn’t a defendant in earlier criminal cases concerning the children of David Matusiewicz and the slain woman, Christine Belford, authorities now say she sent $50,000 to her mother and brother after they took the couple’s children to Central America.

The article doesn’t include any comment from Gonzalez or her lawyer.

See also: “Son of courthouse shooter is held without bail after ‘unique’ cyberstalking indictment”

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