David Matusiewicz, son of the man who killed two women in a Delaware courthouse this week, will remain in jail after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in a parole-violation case on Friday.
Matusiewicz, who kidnapped his three daughters in 2007 and took them to Central America for 19 months, had been scheduled for a child-support hearing Monday at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington. Before that hearing began, however, his ex-wife, Christine Belford, and her friend, Laura Mulford, were shot and killed in the courthouse lobby by Matusiewicz’s father, Thomas Matusiewicz. The elder Matusiewicz then took his own life.
David Matusiewicz had driven from his home in Hidalgo County, Texas, with his father and his mother, Lenore, for Monday’s hearing. But he stayed in Elkton, Md., before the hearing instead of with an uncle in Bayville, N.J., as had been approved by parole officers. That discrepancy landed him in court Friday.
Matusiewicz said very little during Friday’s brief proceedings, only acknowledging his decision to waive his preliminary and detention hearings. His next court appearance has not been determined.