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Ex-student in SIU threat case free on bond again

8:18 AM, Dec 23, 2008   |    comments
Olutosin Oduwole
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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (AP) -- A former Southern Illinois University student accused of trying to threaten a deadly shooting rampage is free on bond again as he awaits trial.

Twenty-three-year-old Olutosin Oduwole posted an additional $100,000 bond Monday after a Madison County judge ordered it raised by that amount.

Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli had revoked Oduwole's bond after he allegedly lied on an application to buy a handgun. But a state appeals court ordered the judge to set a new bail, ruling that Oduwole couldn't be held without bond.

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

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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