(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Thursday morning, fugitive Pedro Argote, who is the key suspect in the fatal shooting of Andrew Wilkinson, was found dead by a Washington County Circuit Judge on Oct. 19.
The man was discovered on Oct. 26, only a week after he allegedly killed the judge who ruled that custody of Argote’s four children should be given to his wife. The body was found at around 11 a.m. in an area between the Bottom and Clear Springs roads in Williamsport, Maryland. The discovery of the body was announced by the Washington Sheriff’s Office.
The 49-year-old had abandoned his vehicle, a 2009 Mercedes GL450, after the shooting, only one mile from the location where he was found dead.
Sheriff Brian Albert stated during a brief press conference that an autopsy would be performed to determine what caused Argote’s death as well as the time and manner of his death. Albert did not disclose whether a weapon was found near Argote’s body at the time of his death.
When asked about the response of Wilkinson’s family following the revelation of Argote’s death, the sheriff stated that the family felt a bit of closure and that the news had brought them some peace.
On Oct. 19, during a custody hearing, Wilkinson ruled that Argote’s four children, which range in age from 3 to 12, would be under the sole custody of his ex-wife. During the hearing, there was also testimony that detailed how Argote had abused his family over the years.
His wife stated that Argote had gotten increasingly violent and that there was also a time when Argote had stuffed a towel into the mouth of one of their babies.
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