Illinois High Court Takes Pass in Student Threat Case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man whose 2007 terroristic threat conviction was overturned may finally be able to put his legal troubles behind him after the Illinois Supreme Court refused to intervene.

The state’s high court decided without comment Wednesday not to hear an appeal by prosecutors who are trying to restore a Madison County jury verdict against Olutosin Oduwole.

Odwuwole’s attorney, Jeff Urdangen, says that concludes the nearly six-year legal matter. The 27-year-old was released in March after an appeals court verdict.

He’d been sentenced to five years in prison after authorities found a threatening note in his car parked at the college campus he attended in Edwardsville. Oduwole argued the writings merely were rap lyrics.

A message seeking comment was left Thursday with Madison County prosecutors.

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