Judge's Family Murdered

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities in Wisconsin say they found "some material" in a van in which a man killed himself yesterday that may link him to the killings of a federal judge's husband and mother.

The two were killed last week at the judge's Chicago home. According to the Chicago Tribune, police found a suicide note in the man's vehicle claiming responsibility for the slayings.

But at a news conference this morning, police wouldn't give details about what they found.

According to the Tribune, the note cited a case in which Judge Joan Lefkow ruled against him. The man had sued the University of Illinois over his cancer treatment. And the paper says the note claims that the judge's rejection of the case cost him "his house, his job and family."

Police had pulled the vehicle over Wednesday because it had no tail-lights and had made an illegal U-turn. They say as an officer approached, the driver shot himself.

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