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Student jailed for terror threats freed

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:58:04 CDT
By: AP

A former student at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville prosecutors accused of threatening a murderous rampage has been released from prison. The Illinois Department of Corrections officials said Olutosin Oduwole was released from a state prison in Jacksonville. Earlier this month an Illinois appeals court threw out the 27-year-old's conviction and five-year prison sentence. The state appellate court ruled prosecutors failed to prove he ever actively tried to convey a threat. Oduwole was convicted in 2011, after prosecutors argued a piece of paper in his abandoned car in 2007 demanded a murderous rampage would occur if he wasn't paid $50,000.   An aspiring rapper, Oduwole insisted the writings were just innocent lyrics and other musings.

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