Sentencing delay sought in Delaware cyberstalking conviction

     (WHYY/file photo)

    (WHYY/file photo)

    Attorneys for the widow and children of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse are asking a judge to postpone their sentencing on federal cyberstalking charges.

    David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, face sentencing Oct. 15 for conspiracy and cyberstalking that resulted in the death of David’s ex-wife, Christine Belford. The cyberstalking conviction, which prosecutors have said is unprecedented, carries a possible life sentence.

    In asking the judge this week to delay sentencing, the attorney for Gonzalez said the case involved many issues that require significant research and preparation. He also said defense lawyers want to review a pre-sentence investigation report to determine whether additional issues need to be presented.

    Prosecutors have taken no position on the postponement request.

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