Jury: Court gunman's relatives guilty of cyberstalking

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A federal jury says the death of a woman who was shot by her former father-in-law a Delaware courthouse in 2013 was the result of cyberstalking by the gunman's widow and children.
 
Jurors on Friday found former optometrist David Matusiewicz; his mother, Lenore; and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, guilty of conspiracy and stalking resulting in the death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford.
 
Justice Department officials have said they believe there is no precedent for a person being convicted on federal charges of cyberstalking resulting in death, which carries a possible life sentence.

Belford and a friend were killed by David's father, Thomas Matusiewicz, who then exchanged gunfire with police before killing himself.

The defendants will remain in custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Oct. 15.

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