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Villa Park man allegedly threatens to kill judge who made him ‘cry’

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM



Claiming a DuPage County judge’s scolding made him cry, Jonovan Brown allegedly threatened to get even — by killing the judge.

“The judge made me cry. I’m going to make him cry — I’m going to kill him,” prosecutor Diane Michalak quoted Brown as saying after he was taken from Judge Robert Kleeman’s courtroom recently.

Brown, 20, was in court for an animal cruelty charge and threatening a man and a woman who had witnessed that alleged abuse.

The Villa Park man now is facing something else that could make him shed tears — he’s been charged with threatening a public official, a felony that could send him to prison for up to five years.

A grand jury indicted Brown this week for allegedly making the threat against Kleeman after a March 12 bond hearing.

During that hearing, Kleeman warned Brown he would find him in contempt of court if Brown continued to disrupt the proceedings with verbal outbursts.

A tearful Brown allegedly made the threat to officers who had taken him out of the courtroom following the hearing, Michalak said.



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