Lawyer Suspected of Killing Judge's Son Found Dead

'There's a pretty good level of confidence he's the guy'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2020 12:46 PM CDT
Updated Jul 20, 2020 3:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – A man suspected of killing the son of a New Jersey federal judge and seriously injuring her husband in a Sunday afternoon shooting has been found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, law enforcement officials say. A law enforcement source tells the New York Times the body of a lawyer suspected in the shooting was found in Liberty, New York, Monday morning. It's not clear whether the lawyer was involved in any of the cases that US District Judge Esther Salas or her husband, defense lawyer Mark Anderl, worked on. A second source tells the Times that investigators looking into the lawyer's death found a package addressed to Salas. "There's a pretty good level of confidence he's the guy," the source says. More:

  • The shooting. Police say the suspect is believed to have posed as a FedEx driver to carry out the shooting at Salas' North Brunswick home, USA Today reports. Daniel Anderl, 20, was shot dead after opening the door; he was the couple's only child and a rising junior at Catholic University of America. His father was critically injured.

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