Man Who Threatened Judge Sentenced To Six Months In Jail

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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  • nick

    what a surprise

  • TJefferson

    Punks worse than him get less time for violent offenses, but of course when a judge is threatened, it’s different.

  • righttrack

    Ni**er needs to learn to keep his mouth shut !!! Maybe next time – but I doubt it !!!

    • tiredofchicago

      You are very ignorant and I dare you to say that to a black person’s face…You would not do because you are a scary low life who hides behind blogs…

  • tiredofchicago

    If he threatened an average civilian, he would’ve received a slap on the wrist!

    • ChicagoCitizen

      An average citizen is not an authority figure.

  • NWA

    Seven stupid comments, “You people” are the joke!


    • Duante

      @NWA, I don’t see the stupidity you speak of. What exactly do you see as a joke? Mr. Tyrell has hit the nail right on the head. Don’t you teach your children to have respect for those in authority?

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