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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The husband and mother of judge whom a white supremacist tried to have killed shot to death

The husband and mother of a judge whom a white supremacist tried to have killed were shot to death.

Investigators in Chicago said it is too early to say who committed Monday’s slayings of the husband and mother of Judge Joan Lefkow. Matthew Hale has been convicted of trying to have Lefkow killed in 2003 after she found him in contempt of court. Hale, the founder of the anti-Semitic World Church of the Creator, is scheduled to be sentenced for that murder solicitation conviction next month.

Hale’s group first came to prominence in 1999, when a former member went on a weekend shooting spree against minorities.