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      Edcouch family arrested for cyber-stalking murdered in-law

      Edcouch family home

      After loading up their family car with weapons, binoculars, restraints, an electric shock device, gas cans and a shovel, the Matusiewicz family allegedly all conspired to kill a Delaware woman who had married into their family

      The recently unsealed federal indictment gives harrowing details about the family TMs cyber-stalking and alleged conspiracy to kill their former in-law Christine Belford.

      The murderous plan was put into motion when Thomas Matusiewicz drove from Edcouch to a Delaware courthouse where he shot and killed Belford, his son David TMs ex-wife, just before she walked into the courtroom to fight for custody of her children.

      Matusiewicz TMs wife, Lenore Matusiewicz, his son, David Matusiewicz, and his daughter Amy Gonzalez had all denied any prior knowledge that the murder was going to take place.

      But late last week, a federal grand jury in Delaware has indicted Lenore, David and Amy on four charges including cyber stalking, interstate stalking and conspiracy.

      Federal agents arrested Lenore Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez in Hidalgo County late last week.

      They are facing extradition to Delaware but the now-unsealed federal indictment gives harrowing details about the family TMs conspiracy to kill David Matusiewicz TMs ex-wife.


      Thomas Matusiewicz, shot his daughter in-law multiple times in the chest, killing her and one of her friend's in the lobby of a courthouse back in Delaware back in February.

      Optometrist David Matusiewicz allegedly wanted custody of his children, who resided with their mother in Wilminton, Del.

      The Matusiewicz family spent years stalking Belford before she was murdered, according to court documents.


      David Matusiewicz and Christine Belford were married for five years and had three children.

      During the their divorce they fought for custody of the three girls.

      Belford and David Matusiewicz were given joint custody of the three girls, which is when David Matusiewicz and his mother, Lenore Matusiewicz kidnapped the girls and fled the U.S.

      Two years after the kidnapping, U.S. federal law enforcement agents located Lenore Matusiewicz and the three girls in Nicaragua.

      The children were then reunited with their mother and lived with her in Delaware, about 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley.

      David Matusiewicz and his mother were imprisoned for their part in the kidnapping.

      In 2011, David Matusiewicz TMs parental rights were terminated even though he accused his ex-wife of sexually abusing the children.


      David Matusiewicz spent a few years in prison. He was then released to a halfway house and was under the supervision of a South Texas parole officer.

      But according to the new federal indictment, he conspired with his family with the intent to kill his ex-wife, once released.

      The family waged a campaign to ruin Christine TMs reputation using social media, websites and YouTube, according to court documents.

      The Matusiewicz family allegedly recruited people to stalk Belford and watch the children.

      Some of the recruits allegedly provided license plate numbers and took photos of Belford TMs home.


      Their mother Lenore Matusiewicz began publishing a webpage entitled, A grandmother TMs impossible choice and a father TMs willingness to risk everything in order to rescue his three little girls.

      On the webpage were false claims about Belford including allegations of parental neglect and sexual abuse made by David Matusiewicz, according to the indictment.

      Lenore Matusiewicz alleged that Belford wanted her son for his money.

      The family then attempted to locate Barbra Walters and contact CNN in efforts to get a story out about their struggle for custody of the children.

      The family then allegedly uploaded videos to YouTube entitles Don TMt Hurt Me Mommy and Another Unresolved Delaware Child Abuse Case.

      This was an attempt for word to be spread about the true history of the case, according to court documents.


      The family then wrote to Belford TMs church claiming she was sexually molesting her children, according to court documents.

      The family recruited people to send photos of the children from Belford TMs Facebook profile via email, according to the documents.

      The Matusiewicz family obtained the real-estate listing including photos of inside her home and the children TMs bedrooms of Belford TMs home.

      David Matusiewicz allegedly sent an email claiming he was the First doc in the family and the first felon and he was looking forward to his next battle in efforts to get his daughters from their abusive mother.

      A woman then helped David Matusiewicz gain access to Belford TMs personal Facebook profile and had multiple people checking out her house.

      David Matusiewicz then left a note to his daughter Amy. On the note, Hopefully we can end this BS now-up to Dave, was written, according to the indictment.


      In an email, David Matusiewicz and his mother said Belford was scum and will always be|, according to court documents.

      Before David Matusiewicz left the Edcouch home, Amy was left with veteran funeral arrangements and a booklet on federal benefits for veterans.

      A letter was allegedly left behind for Amy Gonzalez that said, All my guns take them/protect them| they will be your only freedom in the coming years under what was once my gov TMt. When gov TMt takes your grandchildren away it ceases then being your gov TMt.

      The Matusiewicz family then allegedly loaded up Honda CRV and a Honda Civic with photographs of Christine TMs Belford TMs children and residence, ammunition, a military style knife, a bullet proof vest and other items.

      Before the murder, the Matusiewicz family visited family in New Jersey, according to court documents.

      The next day, David Matusiewicz parked the Honda CRV in a parking garage of a hotel in downtown Wilmington.

      David Matusiewicz TMs and his father then entered the lobby where they stood in line for security screening, according to the documents.

      Christine Belford and her friend entered the courthouse TMs outer lobby.

      Belford was then allegedly shot and killed.

      Belford TMs once sister-in-law made a request for custody of the three girls and sent a check to family court dated two days after the murder.


      Federal agents arrested Lenore Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez in Hidalgo County late last week.

      Their case has been assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter E. Ormsby in McAllen.

      The two Edcouch women now face extradition to Delware where a federal jury will decide their fate.