Christian husband of New York judge found floating in the Hudson River insists it wasn’t a suicide

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam (L), an associate judge on New York State’s highest court was found dead in the Hudson River(Photo: Facebook/Gregory A. Jacobs)

Gregory A. Jacobs, canon to the Ordinary and chief-of-staff at The Episcopal Diocese of Newark, shot down suggestions that his late wife, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to sit as an associate judge on the bench of New York State’s highest court, committed suicide.

In his first public comments since her body was found floating in the Hudson River in New York City last Wednesday, Jacobs pushed back strongly against reports that Abdus-Salaam “was the victim of a ‘probable suicide.'”

“These reports have frequently included unsubstantiated comments concerning my wife’s possible mental and emotional state of mind at the time of her death,” Jacobs said in a statement

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