News broke early on Monday of a tragic shooting that left the son of a New Jersey judge dead and her husband fighting for his life.
By the following morning, the suspected shooter had been identified and his body was recovered by local authorities after an apparent suicide.
Daniel Andrel, a 20-year-old Catholic University student, was the son of Judge Esther Salas.
“So many enemies”
Shots rang out at the family’s residence as the gunman shot both Andrel and the judge’s husband. The latter is expected to survive his injuries.
The attack led to widespread speculation, much of which hinged on the judge’s reported connection to a Jeffrey Epstein-related case. Reports suggest the killer’s motivation appears to have been a personal vendetta, though.
Roy Den Hollander’s body was found late Monday. He had reportedly been involved in a case being handled by Salas.
A self-described anti-feminist, Hollander had been arguing against a “male-only” military draft before leaving the case and telling the lawyer who replaced him that he had terminal cancer.
“Death’s hand is on my left shoulder … nothing in this life matters anymore,” he reportedly wrote online in response to a supposed melanoma diagnosis about two years ago. “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 the score with all of them.”
Shooting remains under investigation
Investigators believe he might have been attempting to take out his personal enemies before his death, noting that he had made disparaging remarks against the judge. While the shooting remains under investigation, police indicate that they are operating under the presumption that Hollander was the killer.
Salas’ husband, 63-year-old Mark Anderl, was transported to an area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The criminal defense attorney was listed in critical but stable condition, according to the latest family update available.
Her older brother, Carlos Salas, said that it remains unclear “if she was the target or he was the target” and the judge was reportedly in the basement when the shooting occurred.
Salas said in a 2018 interview that her son was on track to take up the family profession and become an attorney. Tragically, the apparent act of one rage-filled man has cut short Andrel’s life and the impact he could have had on the world.