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Marion Man Charged with Making Violent Threats against US Judge

CHICAGO (AP) — A southern Illinois man is accused in U.S. District Court of threatening the life of a federal judge in Chicago.

Joshua Farner of Marion is facing two counts of mailing threats and one count of threatening to assault and murder a judge. The indictment accuses Farner of sending the threatening letter to retaliate against the judge and impede, intimidate, and interfere with the judge’s official duties. Prosecutors haven’t revealed a reason for the threats. The judge targeted by Farner hasn’t been named.

It wasn’t immediately known if the 35-year-old Farner has retained an attorney to speak on his behalf.