Former student wins bail appeal in SIU threat case

8:33 AM, Dec 18, 2008   |    comments
Olutosin Oduwole
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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (AP) -- A judge rules that a former Southern Illinois University student charged with threatening a shooting rampage can no longer be held without bail.

Madison County Associate Judge Richard Tognarelli sided with 23-year-old Olutosin Oduwole in his appeal of a judge's decision to hold him without bail.

He delivered the opinion Friday. A court date to decide Oduwole's bail hasn't been set.

Oduwole was charged in July 2007 with making a terrorist threat after campus police found a note in his car that demanded $50,000 or vowed "a murderous rampage" similar to the Virginia Tech shootings.

Oduwole's $1.1 million bail was revoked after police said he failed to report the charges while attempting to buy a semiautomatic handgun in October.


Information from: The Belleville News-Democrat,

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