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US Son of US District Judge Esther Salas killed, husband shot in their New Jersey home

15:26  20 july  2020
15:26  20 july  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Federal judge’s son killed, husband hospitalized after being shot at their New Jersey home

  Federal judge’s son killed, husband hospitalized after being shot at their New Jersey home A gunman disguised as a Fedex delivery driver broke into the New Jersey home of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas. Mark Anderl, the husband of U.S. Dist WNBC in New York reports that Mark went to answer the door around 5 p.m. on Sunday and was shot multiple times. When Daniel came running to the door to help his father, he was shot, too, before the gunman fled. Police say that Judge Salas was in the basement at the time of the shooting.Salas has been in her position for nine years since her nomination by former U.S.

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. —The son of a federal judge has died, and the judge's husband critically injured in a shooting at their New Jersey home Sunday.

The FBI, Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office and North Brunswick police are among numerous law enforcement agencies looking for the person responsible. The shootings occurred at the North Brunswick home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, and killed her son, Daniel, Chief District Judge Freda Wolfson told The Associated Press. Her husband, defense lawyer Mark Anderl, was injured, Wolfson said.

Man found dead may be linked to shooting at NJ judge's house

  Man found dead may be linked to shooting at NJ judge's house Investigators are examining a possible connection between the shooting and the body of a man found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Sullivan County, New York, a law enforcement official said. The man, an attorney from New York City, is being investigated in connection with the shooting, a law enforcement official and a judiciary official told The Associated Press. The man had appeared before the judge in the past, the officials said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

"The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred at the home of Judge Esther Salas in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey earlier this evening, July 19. We are looking for one subject and ask that anyone who thinks they may have relevant information please call FBI Newark at 973-792-3001. We are working closely with our state and local partners and will provide additional updates when available," the FBI Newark Office said in an email statement Sunday night.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a truck: Police continue to investigate a shooting at the North Brunswick home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas Sunday evening, July 19, 2020. Her son was killed and her husband was critically injured. © State News Service Police continue to investigate a shooting at the North Brunswick home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas Sunday evening, July 19, 2020. Her son was killed and her husband was critically injured.

NBC New York reports Anderl answered the door and was the shot several times, and his son, who was in his 20s, was shot as well when he came to the door. The judge was not injured in the shooting. Anderl was critically injured, the report states.

'Anti-Feminist' Men's Right Attorney ID'd as Suspect in Murder of Federal Judge's Son

  'Anti-Feminist' Men's Right Attorney ID'd as Suspect in Murder of Federal Judge's Son Roy Den Hollander allegedly shot the father and son while he was dressed as a FedEx driver On Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office identified Roy Den Hollander as the man who fatally shot Daniel Anderl, the 20-year-old son of Judge Esther Salas, and injured her husband, attorney Mark Anderl, at their North Brunswick Township home Sunday. Hollander, a self described antifeminist, had a case pending before Salas challenging the U.S. Military's male-only draft in 2015, according to the Daily Beast, NJ.com and the New York Times.

The gunman posed as a delivery driver, according to a judiciary official who wasn’t authorized to comment and spoke anonymously to the AP. They said Salas was in the basement at the time and wasn’t injured and her husband is recovering from surgery.

The perpetrator, believed to be a lone gunman, was not in custody, the official said.

"Judge Salas and her family are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act," Gov. Phil Murphy said in a Facebook post.  ‬

“I know Judge Salas and her husband well, and was proud to recommend her to President Obama for nomination to New Jersey’s federal bench. My prayers are with Judge Salas and her family, and that those responsible for this horrendous act are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice,” U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. said in a statement late Sunday.

Salas shooter may have been targeting at least one other female judge

  Salas shooter may have been targeting at least one other female judge Roy Den Hollander, whom the FBI called the “primary subject” in the shootings at Judge Salas’ home in New Jersey may have been targeting at least one other female judge. © Michael Loccisano/Getty Images NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY - JULY 20: A view of the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas. on July 20, 2020 in North Brunswick, New Jersey. After investigators searched the car in which Hollander was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound they also discovered the name and photo of New York State’ Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, her spokesman told ABC News.

A police monitoring service reported a shooting in the area of Point of Woods Drive, off Hidden Lake Drive about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

The street, located in the Hidden Lake section of North Brunswick, has been closed off to traffic.

One woman, who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, said police knocked on her door asking if she had any video footage of the area, and she said she was unable to help them, but said another neighbor did provide video to law enforcement.

“They are still here, not just the police but the FBI, there are agents all over the place,’’ she said. “It’s unbelievable what is going on.”

Another neighbor said she did not hear any gunshots, but noticed something was amiss when an ambulance arrived.

“We didn’t know anything was going on, until a neighbor told us what happened,’’ said the woman, who has lived on the street for about 18 years. “You don’t expect anything like this around here. We all know our neighbors, we all greet each other and it’s a quiet area.”

Mark Anderl has law offices in both Perth Amboy and Princeton.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Mark Anderl during a 2000 trial in Middlesex County © ~File Mark Anderl during a 2000 trial in Middlesex County

Daniel Anderl was preparing to enter his junior year at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He made the university's School of Arts and Science's Dean's List for the spring semester.

Feds probe men's rights lawyer in 2nd killing

  Feds probe men's rights lawyer in 2nd killing WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators are examining whether a suspect in the ambush shooting of a federal judge’s family in New Jersey is also responsible for the killing of a fellow men’s rights lawyer in California, a law enforcement official said. The federal agents are trying to determine whether Roy Den Hollander, who is suspected of posing as a FedEx driver when he opened fire at the judge’s home on Sunday, killing her son and wounding her husband, had any role in the killing of Marc Angelucci. Angelucci was killed earlier this month in San Bernardino County, California, the official said.

“He was a great kid and well-liked,” St. Joseph High School Principal Anne Rivera said.

“He was a well-rounded student and did well in school. He epitomized what it is to be a St. Joseph man. We are in shock and we are so sad for the family. They remain in our thoughts and prayers.”

Daniel Anderl was planning to attend law school. In an interview with New Jersey Monthly two years ago, Salas playfully suggested her son had the makings of an attorney, telling the magazine, “He’s been arguing with us since he could talk, practicing his advocacy skills."

'Tragic beyond words': St. Joseph alumnus Dan Anderl, son of federal judge, shot and killed in family's North Brunswick home

The police monitoring service indicated police were looking for a suspect who fled the scene.

The monitoring service also indicated Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick was put on lockdown due to the shooting.

Salas was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed in 2011. Prior to that she served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in New Jersey, after working as an assistant public defender for several years.

Salas oversaw many high-profile criminal cases including the corruption trial of ex-Bergen County Democratic leader Joe Ferriero whom she sentenced to 35 months in prison in 2015.

Photo of Judge Janet M. DiFiore found in car connected to suspect who shot Judge Esther Salas's family

  Photo of Judge Janet M. DiFiore found in car connected to suspect who shot Judge Esther Salas's family Officials found the name and photo of New York state's chief judge in a car associated with Roy Den Hollander, the man suspected of opening fire on Sunday at another judge's home, according to Lucian Chalfen, the Unified Court System Director of Public Information. © Anderl and Oakley, P.C./Rutgers University/Saint Joseph High School Mark Anderl, left, Esther Salas and Daniel Anderl. Federal officials contacted New York state Chief Judge Janet M. DiFiore after officials found her name and photo in the car, Chalfen said. The FBI agents did not indicate whether Den Hollander had intended to target DiFiore, he said.

Salas was born in Los Angeles and earned her bachelor's and law degrees from Rutgers University. She worked nearly 10 years as a federal public defender and was head of the Hispanic Bar Association before becoming the first Latina magistrate in New Jersey. She was approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate for a judgeship in 2011.

Among her most high profile cases was the financial fraud case involving “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality TV stars Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe who were sentenced to staggered prison sentences so they would be able to care for their four daughters.

Recently Salas has presided over a lawsuit brought by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the company allegedly failed to monitor “high-risk” customers including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Contributing: Greg Tufaro, Bridgewater Courier News; The Associated Press

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This article originally appeared on Bridgewater Courier News: Son of US District Judge Esther Salas killed, husband shot in their New Jersey home

Suspect in shooting called federal judge Esther Salas a 'lazy and incompetent Latina' .
Deceased suspect Roy Den Hollander disparaged judge Esther Salas in his autobiography. In 2015, a female teenager sued the Selective Service System because she could not register for the male-only draft. In her most recent opinion on the case, filed in spring 2019, Salas sided with part of the plaintiff's argument, allowing the lawsuit to move forward.

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