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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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