Judges Dying In Odd Circumstances Over The Last Year


What’s happening in the last year with judges being found dead? Are we seeing an uptick in unexplained/suicide/natural cause weirdness from coroners again.

Without doubt,these are unrelated but certainly odd, just like other deaths over the last few years. Perhaps Murphy’s Law is simply at work picking on random professions, just as other groups oddly seem to have similar unrelated, unexplained, or coincidental increases in deaths.

First it was dozens of financial and banking top management executives; then doctors.  Now it is judges which is arguable one of the most volatile professions for revenge deaths and intimidation tactics.

Yet amazingly it seems that in most of the cases, coroners seem bent on health or suicide determinations. Is it because they are scared or that they are simply incompetent, overworked, or unwilling to get involved?

Deaths since January 2016

April 12, 2017 – CNN just reported that Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam aged 65 was found Wednesday in the Hudson River after reported missing. She was the first female Muslim Black judge appointed to the New York Court of Appeal. Abdus-Salaam had been an associate justice on the New York Court of Appeals since 2013. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who appointed her to the court, hailed her as a “trailblazing jurist whose life in public service was in pursuit of a more fair and more just New York for all.”

April 10, 2017 – Judge Raymond Myles was shot outside his home in Chicago. Investigation is ongoing but one is in custody. Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples said video from home surveillance systems played a key role in tracking down a car believed to be used in the attempted robbery. Cameras caught a license plate of the vehicle.

 January 4, 2017 – Judge Nathan Curtis Lee, 60 found dead in his office from apparent suicide by gunshot.  Judge Lee was a veteran  of the 6th Judicial Circuit Court. He was found dead in his Prince George County Courthouse office on New Year’s Day.  The state medical examiner’s office ruled he committed suicide.

November 9, 2016 – Election Judge, Gary Cox, was found dead in his Grand Prairie, Texas home of reportedly natural causes.

September 15, 2016 – Retired 3rd District Judge Stephen L. Henriod aged 67.  He served 16 years on the bench in Salt Lake and Tooele counties, was found dead at his Cottonwood Heights home. Cottonwood Heights police Sgt. Ryan Shosted said police were called to Henriod’s home in the early morning hours on Thursday. “The death is not suspicious and is being investigated,” said Shosted. He had a history of suicide attempts.

 March 16, 2016 – Municipal Judge Diana Hampton aged 50, was known by colleagues as a hard worker and appeared to be the perfect picture of health. Her death shocked colleagues, one of whom told the paper he planned to have lunch with the judge this week. Hampton, who served as a municipal judge in Nevada for more than a decade, worked with youth in the community to discourage them from crime.

February 13, 2016 –  Associate Justice Antonin Scalia – of supposed natural causes



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20 Responses to Judges Dying In Odd Circumstances Over The Last Year

  1. No autopsy on Scalia – WHY NOT? He needs to be dug up and examined. I’m sure o’shitbag has his fingerprints all over that pillow…

  2. SafeSpace says:

    The discovery of a female black Muslim judge (with a hyphenated last name, no less) floating face down in that muddy ol’ river will soon be blamed on Trump and his radical right wing racist hater Islamophobic supporters: Just you wait!

  3. GunnyG says:

    As long as they are Liberal judges biting the bullet and can be replaced by Conservative judges, I see no downside here.

  4. Shar says:

    I never bought the explanation of Scalia’s death and swift cremation. If my memory serves me no coroner was called, just the feds. Fishy to me.

  5. Uriel says:

    @Nightwind. You made good points. I wasn’t sure on Catholic and cremation

    @Shar. I’m pretty sure the “called” some local justice in lieu of a coroner (seems there wasn’t one near). They Told her the essentials as they chose to report and she signed off on it from the phone call. It Should have been necessary due to his position to send the body to D.C. For autopsy despite family.

    • vonmesser says:

      Catholic Church discourages, but does not forbid, cremation. Cremains must be interned or buried at sea. Can not be scattered or kept in urn at home. (Been Catholic for 70 years now).

  6. Popular Front says:

    When I read the article, the first thought that came to mind was Jimmy Burke whacking all his associates that linked him to the Lufthansa Heist of 1978.

    • Uriel says:

      each of the deaths was a bit strange. It put me in mind more of all the financier deaths. Remote from each other but all across the globe were “suicides” the one thing in common was the company most worked for

  7. malenurseken says:

    Well Gunny, yes this is an upside! And remember HITLERY Clinton had the presidency clinched! This was all done in preparation! NO doubt Scalia was murdered! All these other judges? LOL HITLAR was supposed to FIX IT! So they are desperate now! WHATS NEW? P>S> We never SHOULD have had a muslim JUDGE IN FIRST PLACE! OBUMMA prints are ALL OVER THIS my opinion!

  8. Hardnox says:

    With the exception of Scalia, did they all know the Clintons?

    I echo Gunny’s sentiments.