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Man held on $250,000 bond for allegedly threatening a judge

A computer programmer was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail Thursday for allegedly recording a threatening voicemail in which he expressed how he prays

for the death and destruction of a Cook County judge.

Alexander Wood grew more and more “agitated” on the minute and a half voicemail on his attorney’s cell phone on March 7, assistant state’s attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.

Wood, 25, discussed his hatred for the male judge and how he couldn’t wait to take revenge on him for sentencing him to 11 months probation in 2011 for making telephone threats to his former boss, authorities said.

Wood also said in the recording that Wood said he hated all the attorneys involved in the case, including his own, Scaduto said.

When questioned by his attorney, Wood, of Aurora, allegedly admitted he left the voicemail.

Wood, who is originally from England had a master’s degree from DePaul University, an assistant public defender said.

He currently works at computer programmer at an area hospital and volunteers to do software work at a Naperville church, the defense attorney said.



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