COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An Aurora man convicted in 2011 of making telephone threats may not have learned his lesson.
Alexander Wood, 25, is charged with threatening a public official after allegedly leaving a long voicemail message detailing his hatred for the Cook County judge who presided over his case, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said during his bond hearing Thursday.
For a minute and a half, Wood allegedly threatened revenge and said he "prays every night for death and destruction of the judge," she said of the message left March 7 by an unknown caller on an assistant public defender's voicemail.
The Cook County Sheriff's Department traced the call to a cellphone belonging to Wood.
Wood, a computer programmer for Mt. Sinai Hospital, was convicted and sentenced to 18 months probation in 2011 for making telephone threats, according to court records.
His bond was set Thursday at $250,000.