Criminal Procedure

Son of accused Delaware courthouse gunman is detained in probation case at judge's order

A U.S. Magistrate Judge ordered David Matusiewicz detained today until a hearing is held on charges that he violated the terms of his federal probation.

Matusiewicz’s appearance occurred three blocks from the New Castle County Courthouse, where police say that Matusiewicz’s father, Thomas Matusiewicz, shot and killed his son’s ex-wife and her friend before a child support hearing Monday, the News Journal reports.

Federal prosecutors charge Matusiewicz for failing to provide child support, failing to pay court-ordered restitution and fees, and for lying about his whereabouts on Jan. 8. The violations cited in court did not relate to Monday’s shooting at the courthouse, according to the News Journal.

Both Delaware Federal Defender Edson Bostic and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf declined comment.

Prior Coverage: Women gunned down at Delaware courthouse were there for child-support hearing 3 dead, 2 wounded in Delaware courthouse shooting

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