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Man Shot and Killed a Circuit Court Judge, Law Enforcement Officials Continue to Search the Suspect

Circuit Court Judge
A Circuit Court judge was shot and killed. (Photo: Yahoo)

Law enforcement officials in Maryland continue to search for the man who fatally shot and killed a circuit court judge.

Circuit Court Judge

A Circuit Court judge was shot and killed. (Photo: Yahoo)

A Circuit Court Judge Was Fatally Shot and Killed

A Washington County Circuit Court judge named Andrew Wilkinson, 52 years old, was fatally shot and killed on October 18 at approximately 8:00 p.m.  The police authorities identified the suspect as Pedro Argote, 49 years old, who fled from the crime scene before the authorities arrived.

In a published article in TRUE CRIME DAILY, the circuit court judge was killed on the same day that he granted custody of the couple’s four minor children to the suspect’s estranged wife. It was found that Argote did not show up when the circuit court judge granted sole custody of the suspect’s estranged wife.

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Maryland State Bar President Released a Statement

Maryland State Bar President Jason Deloach said, “Wilkinson will be remembered for his immense contributions to his local community and his unwavering pursuit of justice. Marylanders lost a dedicated public servant, and we offer our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues,” NBC News reports. Furthermore, Sheriff Brian Albert said that there are no threats to other local and state judges in the area.

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