Authorities have evidence linking Roy Den Hollander, the men’s rights attorney suspected of shooting a federal judge’s family on Sunday, to the murder of another men’s rights activist in California last week, FBI Newark spokeswoman Doreen Holder confirmed.
She said, in an email to CNN:
“As the FBI continues the investigation into the attack at the home of US District Court Judge Esther Salas (District of New Jersey), we are now engaged with the San Bernardino California Sheriff’s Office and have evidence linking the murder of Marc Angelucci to FBI Newark subject Roy Den Hollander.”
Officials say they believe Roy Den Hollander used the same gun in both the killing of Marc Angelucci in California on July 11 and the shooting of Judge Esther Salas’ son and husband in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Investigators say Hollander returned to the East Coast via train after he killed Angelucci to target Salas before eventually dying by suicide in upstate New York Monday.
The police identified the gunman who shot into the New Jersey home of Judge Esther Salas, killing her son, as Roy Den Hollander.
An “anti-feminist” lawyer, he brought a lawsuit before Judge Salas in 2015 challenging the male-only military draft.https://t.co/gjKkoN0qXL
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 20, 2020
A Walther .380 caliber handgun recovered from the suicide scene in Sullivan County is being analyzed to determine whether it was the same one used in the previous attacks.
A list of about a half-dozen names and addresses, including Salas and Janet DiFiore, the chief judge of the state of New York, were found after authorities searched Den Hollander’s vehicle, according to two officials.
According to a third source, the possible hit list included information on a second New York state judge who had once presided over a civil case involving Den Hollander. Another official said a doctor’s name and address was on the list; Den Hollander had been diagnosed with cancer and created a GoFundMe fundraiser for his care.
The news comes as the FBI’s Newark office, which is investigating the shootings of Salas’ son and husband, said Wednesday it now has evidence linking the suspect in that case to the murder of a prominent “men’s-rights” figure in California.
The FBI’s latest statement said:
“We are now engaged with the San Bernardino California Sheriff’s Office and have evidence linking the murder of Marc Angelucci to FBI Newark subject Roy Den Hollander. This investigation is ongoing.”
Roy Den Hollander—the now-dead "primary suspect" in the attempted assassination of Judge Salas—had cancer. Below was his GoFundMe, tied to his LinkedIn. This will aid any FBI theory Hollander was paid to kill Salas by someone who knew the former was dying. https://t.co/tJ98mX4Nxw
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 20, 2020
The investigation stems from the shootings of Salas’ son Daniel, and her husband, Mark Anderl, a prominent criminal defense attorney. Both were shot at their home in North Brunswick around 5 pm Sunday. The son succumbed to his wounds while the husband is said to be critically wounded, requiring several surgeries.
According to preliminary reports, the husband answered the door and was shot multiple times. Daniel, the son, came running to the door and was shot as well before the gunman fled, the sources said.
Judge Salas was believed to be in the basement at the time of the shooting.
Den Hollander was a notoriously anti-feminist men’s rights attorney, whose website and book condemn women in rage-filled terms. In one of his books, he mentioned Salas by name, calling her “lazy and incompetent.” He went on to write that her only accomplishment was being a high school cheerleader.
Den Hollander appeared in her court at one time as counsel in a lawsuit over the all-male military draft.
Den Hollander was best known for unsuccessful lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of “ladies night” promotions at bars and nightclubs. His litigation, and willingness to appear on television, earned him spots on The Colbert Report and MSNBC.
Another infamous lawsuit argued that night clubs were violating human rights by charging men hundreds of dollars for bottle service. In 2008, he unsuccessfully sued Columbia University for providing women’s studies classes, calling them “a bastion of bigotry against men.”
In more than 2,000 pages of writings, Den Hollander criticized Salas’ life story of being abandoned by her father and raised by her poor mother as “the usual effort to blame a man and turn someone into super girl.”
I read this Roy Den Hollander article when it orig came out.
The “femi-nazi” movement was cheered on by the right wing media misogynists like Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh, who cultivated rabid followers that ended up backing Trump, and attacked Hillary. https://t.co/siuMuSrpWY
— Ropebelt (@ropebelt) July 20, 2020
Salas, a judge of the U.S. District Court for New Jersey in Newark, has been in her seat for nine years.
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez put out a statement saying:
“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.”
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement:
“Judge Salas and her family are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act. This tragedy is our latest reminder that gun violence remains a crisis in our country and that our work to make every community safer isn’t done.”
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Here’s Law Enforcement Today’s previous report on this incident.
Roy Den Hollander, an anti-feminist lawyer, who allegedly murdered the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas, 51, killed himself after the shooting.
Hollander was dressed as a FedEx driver when he allegedly shot Daniel Anderl, 20, through the heart at his family home in New Jersey on July 19th.
According to the U.S. Sun, Hollander was suffering from terminal cancer and had promised to “wrap up his affairs.”
Hollander, who also allegedly shot and injured Salas’ husband Mark Anderl, 63, in the attack in New Brunswick, was named as a primary suspect by multiple police sources.
In a self-published book he wrote earlier this year, Hollander goes after Judge Salas, and in writings posted online, he derides Salas, who had been assigned to a case linked to Jeffrey Epstein four days before the killing.
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In one of his books, he specifically blasted Salas by name as “lazy and incompetent.” He said that her only accomplishment was being a high school cheerleader.
According to officials, a package addressed to the judge was found along with his body. Allegedly, he drove close to 150 miles from where he committed the deadly assault before turning the gun on himself.
The FBI has identified Roy Den Hollander as the primary subject in the attack that occurred at the home of the Honorable Esther Salas. Den Hollander is now deceased. Individuals who believe they have relevant information should contact us at 973-792-3000, Press Option 2.
— FBI Newark (@FBINewark) July 20, 2020
Some of the information in that package may have contained details about a prominent men’s rights figure in California who was killed on July 11th. Authorities are looking to see if Hollander has any connection to that killing.
Marc Angelucci, 52, was an attorney who also described himself as “anti-feminist.” According to ABC6, Angelucci was gunned down at his Crestline home on Saturday, July 11th around 4 p.m. He suffered from gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to authorities, it is believed that the gunman was wearing a FedEx uniform.
Authorities state that, Hollander had previously announced on a GoFundMe page that he was being treated for an apparent serious cancer condition. The title of the page was, “Cancer knocks you down and doctors finish you off.”
Officials familiar with the investigation said the crowd sourcing page for the GoFundMe appears to be authentic, which investigators are now wondering if, given his grim prognosis, that his illness was one reason he decided to start targeting people.
In part of a collection posted online that seems to resemble an early draft of a memoir, Hollander wrote:
“No more chances now, if there every really were any, for glory and fortune, but maybe a little old time justice as in all those 1950s television westerns I watched as a kid when the lone cowboy refused to give up without a fight.”
“The only problem with a life lived too long under Feminazi rule is that a man ends up with so many enemies he can’t even score with all of them. But law school and the media taught me how to prioritize.”
At the scene of where Hollander’s body was found, investigators also found material about Judge Janet DiFiore, the Chief Judge of the state of New York. According to a spokesperson, DiFiore has been briefed about the information found on her.
The FBI, U.S. Marshals, and the police are investigating whether a gun found at the scene in Rockland matches the one used to kill Salas’ son and wound her husband. Salas’ son Daniel and husband, Mark, a well-regarded criminal defense attorney, were shot at their home in North Brunswick around 5 p.m. on July 19th.
According to authorities, preliminary investigations are that the husband answered the door and was shot multiple times, then the son came running to the door and was shot as well, before the alleged gunman fled the scene.
Judge Salas is believed to have been in the basement during the time of the shooting and she was not injured.
Hollander was involved in a lawsuit, filed in 2015 that was being heard by Salas. The case involved a woman who wanted to register for the men-only military draft. In writings online, Hollander derided Salas as having traded her Hispanic heritage to get ahead.
Last June, Hollander was replaced as the woman’s lawyer before the case was fully resolved. The court docket did not indicate a reason for his replacement and the woman’s current attorney could not be reached.
Hollander posted online that he wrote of posing as a FedEx delivery person to speak with a young girl, the same tactic the alleged gunman used at the Salas’ home and in the killing Angelucci.
Hollander is best known for unsuccessful lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of “ladies night” promotions at bars and nightclubs.
Another lawsuit argued night clubs were violating human rights by charging men hundreds of dollars for bottle service. And, in 2008, he unsuccessfully sued Columbia University for providing women’s studies classes, saying they were “a bastion of bigotry against men.”
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