Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 9:18pm
Warrant: Son, wife also suspects in court shooting
Updated Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 9:23pm
An affidavit to search of the home of a Texas man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse says the man's son and wife are also suspects in her death.
Thomas Matusiewicz shot Christine Belford and her friend Monday at the New Castle County Courthouse after Belford appeared for a hearing in her lawsuit against the family. He then killed himself.
According to the affidavit, Matusiewicz, his wife and his son are "suspected of intentionally and knowingly participating in a murder." It describes video that shows Matusiewicz and his son hugging in the courthouse lobby.
After the son leaves, Matusiewicz waits for his victims, kills them and wounds two officers before shooting himself. Found on his body were two handwritten death certificates for Belford and her lawyer.
Tom Matusiewicz complained to a judge in 2011 that he and his family had no money to defend themselves in a lawsuit filed by Christine Belford after her ex-husband, David Matusiewicz, kidnapped the couple's three daughters and took them to Central America.
Tom and his wife, Lenore, also complained that they had spent or lost more than $1 million trying to get the three young girls to safety.
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