Hearing postponed for man accused of judge threats
10:25 AM CDT, July 24, 2009
CHICAGO - The arraignment of a New Jersey blogger accused of threatening three Chicago-based federal appeals judges has been postponed.
Former Internet talk show host Hal Turner's arraignment was rescheduled at the request of defense attorney Michael Andrew Orozco. The lawyer told the court hours before Friday's arraignment that he hadn't received notification to get to Chicago in time and was still in New Jersey.
The arraignment is now scheduled for Tuesday.
Turner is accused of posting a statement on the Internet that the three judges "deserve to be killed" for upholding Chicago's handgun ban.
He's also charged in Connecticut with inciting injury to persons for urging his readers to "take up arms" against two state lawmakers.