Suspect in Killing of Maryland Judge Found Dead

Pedro Argote, the man accused of fatally shooting Judge Andrew Wilkinson in the driveway of his Maryland home has been found dead in a heavily wooded area around Williamsport, Erik Ortiz, Marlene Lenthang and Aria Bendix report for NBC News. Argote had been on the run since the Oct. 19 shooting of Wilkinson, a circuit court judge who hours earlier had ruled against Argote in a child custody dispute involving his estranged wife. The day of the shooting, at a hearing at which Argote was not present, Wilkinson gave his estranged wife custody of their four children, ages 3 to 12, and banned Argote from contacting or visiting them. Police believe that the shooting was in response to the judge’s child custody decision.

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