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Olutosin Oduwole

Prosecuting Rap Music

Erik Nielson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Crime
Erik Nielson

Earlier this month, the 5th District Illinois appellate court reversed the conviction of Olutosin Oduwole, an aspiring hip hop artist and Southern Illinois University student who was found guilty of attempting to make a terrorist threat during his 2011 trial.

Ex-SIU Student Sentenced To 5 Years After Allegedly Writing 'Rap Song' With V-Tech Threat

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 02.21.2012 | College

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — An aspiring rapper was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over a 2007 money-demanding note that threatened a Virgi...

Lawyer Says SIU Student Wrote Rap Lyrics Not Terror Threat

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 12.20.2011 | College

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — An aspiring rapper on trial over what authorities say was a note threatening a Virginia Tech-like killing spree set off "al...

Aspiring Rapper On Trial In Alleged 'Virginia Tech-Like' Threat Case

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 12.18.2011 | College

ST. LOUIS — An aspiring rapper, who insists he was only sketching out lyrics when he wrote what authorities call a note threatening a Virginia T...