Appeals court throws out threat conviction of former Illinois college student
(MCT) EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A former student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville may soon leave prison after an appeals court threw out his 2011 conviction on a charge that he took steps toward threatening a shooting rampage.
Olutosin Oduwole has always insisted that what police found written on a paper inside his stalled car on campus on July 20, 2007, was not a threat but the draft of rap song lyrics. He was found guilty by a Madison County jury nonetheless of attempting to make a terrorist threat, and sentenced to five years in prison.
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