The attorney suspected of posing as a FedEx delivery man to shoot the husband and son of a New Jersey federal judge Sunday identified himself as an “anti-feminist” and “men’s rights” attorney.
Roy Den Hollander was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday night in Liberty, N.Y. the FBI identified him as the man suspected of killing the judge’s son and injuring her husband. The FBI said Den Hollander posed as a deliveryman and fired a weapon into the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, killing her 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderl, and wounding her husband, criminal defense attorney Mark Anderl. Judge Salas was in the basement and was not injured in the shooting. The suspect had appeared before Judge Salas on a case where he argued on behalf of a woman and her daughter who tried to register for the U.S. Selective Service. Salas ruled against Den Hollander’s motions in the case, but allowed other parts of the case to continue. On Den Hollander’s website, now removed, the lawyer posted anti-feminist manifestos including a rant where he disparaged Salas personally, saying he disliked working with female judges of Latin American descent because he claimed they were “driven by an inferiority complex.
Salas’ husband, Mark Anderl, 63, is currently in stable condition after undergoing surgery Sunday evening. Salas, 51, was the first Hispanic woman to serve as a federal judge in New Jersey and she was appointed to the position by President Obama in 2010. She has handled a wide range of high-profile cases, and recently she presided over an ongoing lawsuit brought by Deutsche Bank investors who made numerous allegations including it failed to monitor “high-risk” clients like the late Jeffrey Epstein.