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Article updated: 3/28/2013 9:13 AM

Aurora man charged with threats on judge


A 25-year-old Aurora man will appear in bond court Thursday morning on a felony charge that he threatened a Cook County circuit court judge.

Alexander Wood, of the 900 block of Oakland Lane, left an anonymous voice mail on a public defender's phone March 7 indicating that he wanted "the death and destruction" of the judge who presided over his case, according to a news release from the Cook County sheriff's office. He also expressed a desire in the voice mail to take revenge on the judge.

Wood, who has been known to stay at extended-stay hotels, was sentenced to 18 months' probation in October 2011 for making telephone threats to a corporation.

The Cook County Sheriff's Judicial Security Unit investigated the call. After learning it came from a cellphone that belonged to Wood, members of the unit arrested him at his job in Chicago, the sheriff's office said.

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