A day after three people were killed in a courthouse shooting in Wilmington, DE the son of the gunman is reportedly in federal custody on a parole violation. According to a Feb. 12 report by Delaware Online David T. Matusiewicz, 45 is being questioned by police after his father gunned down his ex-wife and her friend as they entered the courthouse for a hearing related to a custody battle.
In addition, Matusiewicz was back in court today to face a hearing for a probation violation related to the 18-month kidnapping of his children between 2007 and 2009. Matusiewicz was reportedly taken into custody on Monday following the shooting. However, officials say while he was at the courthouse at the time of Monday's attack, he has not been charged. It's unclear what condition of his parole he's accused of violating or if it's related to Monday's courthouse shooting.
Matusiewicz's 68-year-old father, Thomas S. Matusiewicz, is accused of opening fire in the courthouse lobby killing his son's estranged wife and the mother of their three children, Christine Belford. Also killed was Belford's friend, Laura Mulford. She was reportedly there to offer moral support to Belford.
Matusiewicz's father who brandished a .45 caliber shotgun was killed by capital police after opening fire on the victims and the two officers. Both police officers injured in the shooting have reportedly been released from the hospital.