Powerful plea from federal judge whose son died in ambush

Esther Salas released a nine-minute video on YouTube in memory of her son Daniel, 20, who was attacked by gunman Roy Den Hollander at their New Jersey home.
1:50 | 08/03/20

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shot and killed when he answered the door at their home. Her husband was shot, too. He survived. Tonight here, the judge's please, and here's Tom llamas. A madman, who I believe was targeted me because of my position as a federal judge, came to my house. Reporter: Tonight, the federal judge who lost her son in an ambush attack is demanding change. We are living every parent's worst nightmare. Making preparations to bury our only child. Daniel. Reporter: Judge Salas says the family was cleaning up after hosting a birthday celebration. I said, mom, let's keep talking. I love talking to you, mom. And it was at that exact moment that the doorbell rang and before I could say a word, he sprinted upstairs. Within seconds, I heard the sound of bullets and someone screaming "No." Reporter: Police say the alleged gunman -- self-described anti-feminist Manhattan attorney Roy den Hollander -- killed himself the next day. The monster knew where I lived, what church we attended and 45d a complete dossier on me and my family. At the moment, there is nothing we can do to stop it and that is unacceptable. Reporter: David, the threats against judges are real. The U.S. Marshals say they are increasing every year and judge Salas' family is proof sometimes these threats become a reality. All right, Tom llamas with us tonight. Thank you, Tom.

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