Bid to restore conviction in SIUE threat case fought - KMOV.com

Bid to restore conviction in SIUE threat case fought

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.—Attorneys for an aspiring rapper are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a lower court’s tossing out their client’s conviction of attempting to make a terroristic threat.

The filing on behalf of Olutosin Oduwole comes more than a month after he was ordered freed by a state appellate court from a five-year prison sentence.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing that overthrown conviction on behalf of Madison County prosecutors. That’s where he was convicted in 2011 of trying to threaten a murderous college rampage.

Oduwole’s attorneys now argue there’s no compelling reason for the state’s high court to hear the case, and their client’s six-year ordeal constituted an abuse of prosecutorial power and a waste of judicial resources.

A message was left with Madison County prosecutors.

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