Prosecutors agree to recuse judge in Delaware court shooting trial

(file/WHYY)

(file/WHYY)

Government prosecutors have joined with defense attorneys in asking that a federal judge recuse himself from the trial of relatives of a man who killed two people at a Delaware courthouse. 

In court papers Friday, prosecutors agreed that Judge Gregory Sleet should recuse himself because his name was included on a supposed “hit list” that found in the car of gunman Thomas Matusiewicz and will be used the prosecution of his widow and children.

David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and sister, Amy Gonzalez, are charged with conspiracy and stalking of David Matusiewicz’s ex-wife, Christine Belford.

Thomas Matusiewicz shot Belford and a friend in 2013 at the New Castle County courthouse before killing himself.

Thomas Matusiewicz’s widow and children have repeatedly denied having any knowledge of his plans to kill her.

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