Authorities believe a men’s rights lawyer shot and killed another lawyer in California in the days leading up to his attack on the family of a federal judge in New Jersey and his suicide, officials said on Friday.
Roy Den Hollander, 72, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 20, the day after the ambush that killed the 20-year-old son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas and injured her husband . Salas was in another part of the house and unharmed.
Investigators said Wednesday they had evidence linking the New Jersey shooting to the July 11 death of attorney Marc Angelucci in San Bernardino County, California.
Den Hollander arrived at a San Bernardino train station on July 7 and hired a car, the county sheriff’s office said in a press release. Authorities released a photo of a man, who wears a mask, at the train station carrying items away from a food stand.
Officials said Den Hollander drove the rental car to Angelucci’s home, where he was shot and killed. Den Hollander left by car and boarded a train coming from California from Union Station in Los Angeles. A photo at the station shows a man, again masked, rolling a suitcase.
During the bombings in California and New Jersey, the suspect appeared to pose as a delivery driver, a law enforcement official previously told the AP. The official was unable to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to the PA on condition of anonymity.
Den Hollander, 72, described herself as an “anti-feminist” lawyer who has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of “ladies’ night” promotions in bars and nightclubs, Columbia University sued. for teaching feminist studies classes and suing news agencies for what he said was biased coverage.
In more than 2,000 pages of racist and often misogynistic writings posted online, Den Hollander had sharply criticized Salas and other female judges.
He also wrote that he wanted to use the rest of his time on earth to “tie the game” with his suspected enemies, using “cowboy justice”.
Den Hollander and Angelucci, 52, have been involved in separate lawsuits to force the US government to demand that all young women join men in signing up for a possible military project.
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