Updated at 11:40 a.m. with a statement from prosecuting attorney Thomas Gibbons.
An Illinois appeals court has overturned the conviction of a Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville student charged with planning to threaten a mass shooting at the campus.
A former Southern Illinois University student has been sentenced to five years in prison for writing what prosecutors say was a note demanding money and threatening a Virginia Tech-like killing spree.
Twenty-six-year-old Olutosin Oduwole was sentenced Wednesday in Madison County.
A jury convicted him in October of attempting to make a terrorist threat and unauthorized possession or storage of a weapon.
The judge sided with jurors in dismissing Oduwole's claim that he was an aspiring rapper, and that the threatening words were innocent lyrical musings.
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