A woman shot dead inside the New Castle County Courthouse on Monday morning had been mired in a long child custody dispute and feared for her safety, neighbors say. Christine Belford, 39, of Newark was one of three left dead by gunfire….Belford’s neighbours were shocked to hear of her death, but they knew she had issues over alimony and other payments by David Matsuiewicz. In 2009, he was sentenced by a federal judge to four years in prison over a bizarre domestic kidnapping and fraud. It’s not known whether he had been paroled from prison.
One neighbor said he knew of Belford’s upcoming court hearing and said that Belford feared something might happen….In Middletown, where David Matsuiewciz lived with Belford when they were married. some neighbors felt something like this could happen.
“There were lots of problems in the household when they lived there,” said Tracy Campbell. “I guess he was never going to let it go and that is the sad part somebody told me today that his ex-wife had a restraining order against him.”
So we have a guy who’s the furthest thing from a law abiding citizen. The story is still new so all the details aren’t concrete, but we have felony charges with a prison sentence, we have a strong possibility of parole and domestic violence, and we have a likely protection order.
And where did the shooting take place? A “GUN FREE ZONE!”, odd how “Gun Free” they seem to be when innocent people are taking gunfire.
Also interesting to note that he was sentenced to 4 years approximately 3 years ago (since its early in 2013 I don’t know when this beast arrived in prison, but something tells me it wasn’t last January), so we have violent and dangerous criminals being let loose.
He couldn’t legally get a gun, or a carry permit. He couldn’t legally take it into a court house, and obviously he couldn’t legally shoot and murder people.
Hey, but maybe if we ban sales of magazines, or make people go to gun shops to perform background checks none of this would have happened right?
If guns were as illegal as murder, nobody would be murdered with guns, right?