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Man Who Threatened Judge Sentenced To Six Months In Jail

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Jonovan Brown pleaded guilty to threatening a public official. (DuPage County Jail)

Jonovan Brown pleaded guilty to threatening a public official. (DuPage County Jail)

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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) —  A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to threatening the life of a DuPage County judge after a bond hearing left the man in tears.

Jonovan Brown was sentenced Monday to six months in jail by DuPage County Circuit Judge Robert Kleeman after pleading guilty to threatening a public official. Prosecutors say the 21-year-old could have faced two to five years in prison if convicted of the felony offense at trial.

Prosecutors alleged the 21-year-old Brown told a police officer he would kill Kleeman after the judge threatened to hold him in contempt of court for being disruptive during a March 12 bond hearing.

Assistant State’s Attorney Diane Michalak said the plea agreement requires Brown to receive mental health services and take medication.

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