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Aurora man charged with threatening a judge

Updated: March 28, 2013 9:34AM

An Aurora man was charged Wednesday with threatening a judge in a message to a public defender.

Alexander Wood, 25, of the 900 block of Oakland Lane, was charged with one felony count of threatening a judge, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Wood is accused of leaving a voicemail on a public defender’s courthouse phone indicating he wished for the “death and destruction” of the judge who presided over his case, police said.

On the message, Wood allegedly said he wanted to take revenge on the judge, police said.

The sheriff’s Judicial Security Unit learned the call came from a cell phone belonging to Wood, who was sentenced to 18 months probation in October 2011 for making phone threats to a corporation, police said.

Wood, a computer programmer, was arrested at his workplace in Chicago.

Police said Wood, who has also been living in extended-stay hotels, is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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