02:47 - Source: CNN
Suspect identified in shooting that killed judge's son
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Roy Den Hollander, the anti-feminist lawyer suspected of killing a federal judge’s son in New Jersey, has been confirmed as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a California men’s right’s attorney, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release on Friday.

Marc Angelucci, the 52-year-old vice president of the National Coalition for Men (NCFM), was found unresponsive with apparent gunshot wounds July 11 in Cedar Pines Park, California, according to the release. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The NCFM said he was shot and killed in front of his home.

Roy Den Hollander is seen on surveillance footage at a train station in San Bernardino, California.

The sheriff’s department found that Den Hollander, 72, arrived at a San Bernardino train station on July 7 and rented a car.

“On July 11, 2020, Den Hollander drove his rental car to Marc Angelucci’s residence where he shot and killed him,” the news release said. “Hollander immediately fled the area in his rental car. After the murder, Den Hollander boarded a train at Union Station in Los Angeles and left California.”

On July 19, US District Judge Esther Salas’ home in New Jersey was sprayed with bullets, leaving her 20-year-old son dead and her husband injured.

Investigators on both shootings found that the suspect was believed to be wearing a FedEx uniform, sources told CNN.

Den Hollander, 72, was found dead on Monday from what two law enforcement sources said is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Den Hollander threatened the men’s rights group

Roy Den Hollander

An FBI investigation suggests that Den Hollander allegedly killed a perceived rival, attacked the family of a perceived judicial enemy and then killed himself.

Den Hollander was also an attorney who claimed to be part of the men’s rights movement and described himself as “anti-feminist.”

In recent years, the NCFM has argued the Selective Service Administration’s male-only military draft was unconstitutional. Both Angelucci and Den Hollander were involved in separate cases arguing the subject.

Den Hollander’s case was overseen by Judge Salas in 2015. Salas sided against a part of Den Hollander’s arguments last spring, but also agreed with some of his claims and allowed the lawsuit to continue on.

Den Hollander exited the case in 2019 and told the law firm that picked it up that he was terminally ill.

Paul Elam, a friend of Angelucci and fellow men’s rights activist, said he believes Den Hollander harbored a grudge against Angelucci for years because they both represented cases contesting the male-only selective service registration.

Harry Crouch, president of the NCFM, said Den Hollander was furious that he had not been involved in the group’s lawsuit against the Selective Service System in California.

He told CNN he kicked Den Hollander out of the group after he called and threatened him around December 2015.

“(Den Hollander) was upset that it wasn’t his case, primarily,” Crouch told CNN on the phone. “He was very upset and threatened to come to California and kick my ass.”

After Den Hollander was found dead, investigators discovered he had a list of possible targets that included several judges, two law enforcement sources told CNN. The people on the list have been notified by the FBI, one of the sources said.

CNN previously reported that federal officials contacted New York state Chief Judge Janet DiFiore after officials found her name and photo in a car associated with Den Hollander, state Unified Court System spokesman Lucian Chalfen said.

CNN’s Sonia Moghe, Paul P. Murphy and Eric Levenson contributed to this report.