The judge’s 20-year-old son Daniel Anderl was killed, and her defense attorney husband Mark Anderl, 63, was critically injured.
Daniel, who was the couple’s only child, is believed to have opened the door to the gunman at around 5pm. He was shot ‘in the heart’ immediately, according to friends of the family.
His father Mark was then shot several times when he went to the front door to see what had happened. The gunman fled.
Judge Salas had recently been assigned to a civil financial fraud case tied to Jeffrey Epstein.
It was brought by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the bank made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies and failed to monitor ‘high-risk’ customers including convicted sex offender billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Earlier this month the bank agreed to pay a $150million fine for continuing to work with Epstein after he was convicted of soliciting underage prostitutes in 2008.
Judge Salas also sent TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice from the Real Housewives of New Jersey to jail for tax evasion and fraud.
Her husband who is a defense attorney as we mentioned was critically wounded, it’s unclear whether her husband is actively involved in any cases.
Judge Salas is believed to have been in the basement during the shooting and was not harmed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Judge and her family in this developing story.