Authorities imagine a males’s rights lawyer shot and killed a fellow lawyer in California within the days earlier than he attacked a federal choose’s household in New Jersey and died by suicide, officers introduced Friday.
Roy Den Hollander, 72, was discovered lifeless of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 20, the day after the ambush taking pictures that killed U.S. District Decide Esther Salas’ 20-year-old son and wounded her husband. Salas was in one other a part of the home and unhurt.
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Investigators mentioned Wednesday that that they had proof linking the New Jersey taking pictures to the July 11 demise of lawyer Marc Angelucci in San Bernardino County, California. Den Hollander and Angelucci, 52, have been concerned in separate federal lawsuits looking for to drive the U.S. authorities to require all younger girls to affix males in registering for a potential navy draft.
Den Hollander’s lawsuit, filed in 2015 on behalf of a lady in New Jersey, was assigned to Salas. He withdrew because the lawyer within the case a yr in the past after being recognized with most cancers.
When he died, Den Hollander had gadgets associated to each Salas and New York State Chief Decide Janet M. DiFiore. He additionally had a typed doc that contained details about on a dozen or so different girls, a few of them judges, two sources with first-hand information of the fabric instructed The Related Press. Three judges recognized to be on the record declined to remark or didn’t return messages from the AP looking for remark.
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In California, Den Hollander arrived at a prepare station in San Bernardino on July 7 and rented a automobile, the county sheriff’s workplace mentioned Friday in a information launch. Authorities launched a photograph of a person, who’s carrying a masks, on the prepare station carrying gadgets away from a meals stand.
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Officers mentioned Den Hollander drove the rental automobile to Angelucci’s dwelling, the place he shot and killed him. Den Hollander drove away and boarded a prepare out of California from Union Station in Los Angeles. A photograph on the station reveals a person, once more masked, wheeling a suitcase.
It was not instantly clear if Den Hollander took a prepare throughout the nation, and if the identical gun was used within the shootings and the suicide.
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In each the California and New Jersey assaults, the suspect appeared to pose as a supply driver, a regulation enforcement official beforehand instructed the AP. The official couldn’t focus on an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity.
Den Hollander described himself as an “anti-feminist” lawyer who filed lawsuits difficult the constitutionality of “women evening” promotions at bars and nightclubs, sued Columbia College for offering girls’s research lessons, and sued information organizations over what he mentioned was biased protection.
In additional than 2,000 pages of typically misogynistic, racist writings posted on-line, Den Hollander had sharply criticized Salas and different feminine judges. He additionally wrote about wanting to make use of the remainder of his time on earth to “even the rating” together with his perceived enemies, utilizing “cowboy justice.”
Dale reported from Philadelphia.
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