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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A former Southern Illinois University student freed from prison after an appellate court threw out his conviction in an alleged campus threat case may not be out of legal trouble.

Prosecutors in Madison County are asking Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to appeal the appellate court’s ruling to the state’s Supreme Court.

Twenty-seven-year-old Olutosin Oduwole was released Monday from a prison in Jacksonville. He’d been serving a five-year sentence linked to a 2011 conviction of attempting to make a terrorist threat.

Prosecutors say a note found in Oduwole’s abandoned car in 2007 threatened a murderous rampage if he wasn’t paid $50,000. As an aspiring rapper, Oduwole claimed the writings were just lyrics or other musings.

A message left Thursday with a Madigan spokeswoman wasn’t immediately returned.

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