Federal Judge Esther Salas (Photo provided by Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey/Axel Dupeux)

Son of federal judge assigned Deutsche Bank-Jeffrey Epstein case killed by gunman at home

The judge’s husband, who is a well-regarded criminal defense attorney, was also shot



Sarah K Burris
July 20, 2020 2:41PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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Federal Judge Esther Salas was at her home with her family in New Jersey when someone appeared at the door. When Judge Salas' husband opened the door multiple shots were fired by someone dressed as a FedEx driver.

According to sources who spoke to NBC New York, Solas' husband is in very critical condition. It was announced that her son died late Sunday night.

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"Salas, a judge of the U.S. District Court for New Jersey in Newark, has been in her seat for nine years. Before that she spent five years as a magistrate judge, and nine years prior to that as a federal public defender," the report said.

It's unknown who the target was as the judge's husband also is a well-regarded criminal defense attorney.

"Salas has presided over a number of high-profile trials in her tenure, including the trial of former 'Real Housewife' [star] Teresa Giudice," said the report.

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At the scene are FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.

Judge Esther Salas is presiding over the Deutsche Bank-Jeffrey Epstein civil case after it was assigned to her four days ago.


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