Dede Evavold Released from Jail

April 5, 2018

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Dede Evavold was released from Dakota County Jail so that she could remove the remaining online material she posted about a family law custody case. She had previously violated a judge’s court order by posting that information. Evavold’s husband Darin Evavold had previously brought Dede’s laptop to court so that some of the information could be removed.

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Editor’s Note: In this era of free speech and the First Amendment, this Minnesota Court and the custodial father’s Minnesota Family Law Attorney Attorney Lisa Elliot are leading the county in taking steps to protect the privacy and rights of these children. We applaud them. And thank you to investigative reporter Michael Broadkorb for his Pulitizer-deserving reporting of this story.

In following these protective parent cases over the past 2 decades, we have never seen three supporters of this cause do more to ruin their lives than Sandra Grazzini, Dede Evavold and Michelle MacDonald. They also have caused more undeserved harm to the children, the father and the families as well as an unprecedented amount of court resources. In this new era of coparenting area, it could have all be avoided if Sandra Rucki would have either shared custody or given away her custody rights.

Today’s Message from a FBI Agent in Cyberstalking Case

February 23, 2016




Reuters U.S. News – A man and sister are sentenced to prison in U.S. cyberstalking case (02-19-2016)

Breaking: Nurse Amy Gonzalez Sentenced to Life in Prison in Cyberstalking Resulting in Death Case

February 18, 2016
Amy Gonzalez

Amy Gonzalez – A Nurse Sentenced to Life in Prison

Amy Gonzalez, a registered Nurse in Texas was sentenced to Life in Prison for her role in the Cyberstalking Resulting in Death Case. Gonzalez was considered the master mind in the cyberstalking of her former sister-in-law. The family engaged in harassing conduct that included unrelenting internet posts, emails and false allegations. Gonzalez was also considered a third party conspirator in the International Family Case and prosecutors say she wired $50,000 to her brother and mother while they were on the lam in Central America with the three girls.

Editor’s Note: This is landmark decision that might have a significant impact on any groups that may be cyberstalking or harassing others in these protective parent cases. Life in Prison might be the most severe sentence ever given to third party co-conspirators in an International Family Abduction Case with related charges. WOW!

Breaking: International Parental Kidnapper Gets Life in Prison for Cyberstalking Resulting in Death

February 18, 2016
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David Matusiewicz – Sentenced to Life in Prison

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.


Bombshell: Convicted Parental Kidnapper Lenore Matusiewicz Gets Life in Prison for Landmark Cyberstalking Conviction

February 16, 2016

It started with a custody dispute and International Family Abduction to Nicaragua in 2007. Lenore Matusiewictz and her son David Matusiewictz a former optometrist kidnapped David’s daughters to

Christine Belford - Recovering Parent

Christine Belford – Recovering Parent – Now Deceased

Central America. They later plead guilty to federal fraud and kidnapping charges. Lenore received a 1 1/2 year prison sentence. David Matusiewictz was sentenced to 4 years in prison and 5 years probation.

Then on February 2013, Thomas Matusiewicz, a former New Jersey Police Officer, David’s father opened fire inside a New Castle County Delaware courthouse, where he fatally shot the custodial mother Christine Belford and her friend.

In July 21015, in a landmark Cyberstalking Case in Federal Court, an investigation into the shooting led authorities to discover what drove Thomas Matusiewicz to act out in violence. It was the custody battle with his son David’s ex-wife. A jury concluded that his son David, daughter Amy Gonzalez and wife Lenore — were all culpable in the deaths of David’s ex-wife Christine Belford and her friend Laura Mulford.

Here is what Martha Neil reports in a ABA Journal article:

Prosecutors say the wife, son, and daughter of Thomas Matusiewicz played a role in his deadly February 11, 2013 attack on Christine Belford and Laura Mulford, by participating in harassing conduct that resulted in Belford’s death.” David Matusiewicz and his mother and sister allegedly stalked Belford, monitoring her whereabouts and accusing her of child abuse through unrelenting Internet posts, emails, and phone calls. The subsequent trial focused heavily on the cyberstalking component of this harassment, making it among the first of its kind to do so.

On February 12, 2016, Lenore Matusiewicz, 69 was sentenced to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges. David Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez or scheduled to be sentenced this week.


Where relatives culpable in shooter’s deadly courthouse attack? Jury to decide in cyberstalking trial (ABA Journal, 07-09-2015)

Matusiewicz’s Relatives Convicted of Cyberstalking in Landmark Case (, 07-17-2015)

Court gunman’s widow sentenced to life in prison (Yahoo News, 02-12-2016)

Editor’s Note:

One of our website readers brought this case to our attention.

  • We are not publishing photos of the Parental Kidnappers and those convicted in the Cyberstalking Case.
  • The Federal Cyberstalking Landmark Charges against these family members have the potential to deter supporters from posting inflammatory information in Child Custody and Family Abduction Cases online and in social media. As we’ve seen in Utah, Minnesota and Michigan, these supporters may not want to be held culpable for any subsequent crime committed. Here’s a link to some information on Cyberstalking laws:
  • Lenore Matusiewicz is the first person in the United States to be convicted and sentenced for cyberstalking resulting in death. Over the years, some fathers in these cases have reported receiving death threats as well as other forms of harassment.
  • Digital warfare expert Edward McAndrew writes: “The cyber-threat landscape is dotted with a broad assortment of crimes, including identity and intellectual property theft, tax fraud, child exploitation, obstruction of justice, economic espionage, extortion, bullying, stalking, money laundering, terrorism, and even domestic violence. Cyber-criminals work at all levels from stealing the personal information of individuals to bringing down entire systems.” In these Family Abduction Cases, there are almost always other crimes that are not prosecuted with the parental kidnapping charge.