In a landmark case, Convicted International Parental Kidnapper David Matusiewicz was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Cyberstalking Resulting in Death Case. This might be one of the first times a Parental Kidnapper has been sentenced to a life in prison for a related crime. In a case back in 2013, Parental Kidnapper Christian Gerhartsreiter/Clark Rockefeller was sentenced to 27 years in prison for a California murder.
David Matusiewicz was a former New Jersey Optometrist. He kidnapped his 3 daughters with his mother Lenore Matsuiewicz to Nicaragua for almost two years and was previously sentenced to 4 years in prison. In February 2013, David’s father Thomas entered a courtroom during a child support hearing an killed his former daughter-in-law and a friend then committed suicide.
In July 2015, David Matusiewicz, Lenore Matsuiewicz and his sister Amy Gonzalez, a nurse were convicted of cyberstaking resulting in death. They engaged in a campaign to stalk and spy on David’s ex-wife and their three daughters.