Bid to restore conviction in threat case fought
EDWARDSVILLE (AP) — Attorneys for an aspiring rapper are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a lower court's tossing out their client's conviction of attempting to make a terroristic threat.
The filing on behalf of Olutosin Oduwole (oh-loo-TOH'-sihn oh-DOO'-wawl-ee) comes more than a month after he was ordered freed by a state appellate court from a five-year prison sentence.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing that overthrown conviction on behalf of Madison County prosecutors. That's where he was convicted in 2011 of trying to threaten a murderous college rampage.
Oduwole's attorneys now argue there's no compelling reason for the state's high court to hear the case, and their client's six-year ordeal constituted an abuse of prosecutorial power and a waste of judicial resources.
A message was left with Madison County prosecutors.