Judge Esther Salas returns to work after son killed at home, her safety warning unheeded
The murder of Judge Esther Salas’s son — a bullet intended for her — has tragically changed her family forever, but the judge says the gunman’s actions will not keep her from the bench. “My integrity, my work ethic, and my pride. No. He won’t take that.”
U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas spoke to @60Minutes about how a lawyer targeting her ultimately killed her son and gravely injured her husband. Judge Salas joins us to discuss the rising threats against judges and her push for greater protections for judiciary members.
A federal judge whose son was killed by a gunman last year tells @60Minutes that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was also targeted by the attacker. Judge Esther Salas says the FBI found a folder of information in a search that suggests Justice Sotomayor was in his sights.
Judge Esther Salas was in her New Jersey home when a gunman targeting Salas opened fire on her family, killing her son and wounding her husband. Now she's fighting for better protection of judges.
“When I got upstairs…it was something no mother should ever see,” says federal Judge Esther Salas about the night a gunman shot and killed her 20-year-old son and severely injured her husband. Later, Judge Salas learned she was the target.
“Two weeks ago, my life as I knew it changed in an instant, and my family will never be the same,” Judge Esther Salas said. The federal judge whose son was killed by a misogynistic lawyer released her first statement about the shooting.
Federal Judge Esther Salas has spoken publicly for the first time about a shooting at her home last month in which authorities say a disgruntled lawyer killed her son and seriously wounded her husband.