Was the assassination of a US District judge’s son carried out because of the judge’s connection to Jeffrey Epstein or the killer’s anti-feminist ideology?

The Millennial Source
5 min readJul 21, 2020

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Over the weekend, the 20-year-old son of US District Judge Esther Salas was assassinated by a man disguised as a FedEx driver. Salas’ husband was also critically wounded in the attack, which swiftly became the subject of conspiratorial speculation. The obvious reason for the attack, many believed, was because Esther was the judge on a case related to Deutsche Bank and Jeffrey Epstein.

Within 24 hours, though, the alleged assassin had been found dead and, while it can’t be certain yet, his motivation appears to be the result of a virulent anti-feminist ideology.

Roy Den Hollander, the presumed killer, was a lawyer who previously argued a case in Salas’ court. Hollander was widely known for misogynistic, “anti-feminist” views, views he shared on Fox News among other outlets.

The assassination of Daniel Anderl

The details of the attack that killed Salas’ son and injured her husband appear straightforward. After that, though, the story gets more complicated.

On Sunday, July 19, Salas, her husband, Mark Anderl, a defense attorney, and their son Daniel were at home in North Brunswick, New Jersey. That evening, Daniel answered the door to a man dressed in a FedEx uniform. That man opened fire on Daniel and Mark, who was standing behind his son. The shooting killed Daniel at the scene and injured Mark.

Daniel, who had been described as a “natural athlete,” was about to begin his junior year at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. It was believed he would follow in his parents’ footsteps and pursue a career in the judicial system.

His father, Mark, is a criminal defense attorney at his New Jersey-based firm, Anderl & Oakley, PC. He was reported to be in critical condition following the attack.

Judge Salas has been described as a “Latina trailblazer,” becoming the first Hispanic US District judge from New Jersey. She was nominated to the bench in 2010 by then-President Barack Obama. At the time of the…

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