Man arrested with note threatening to kill judge

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A man accused of threatening to kill a Ramsey County judge has been arrested in that judge's courtroom.

Prosecutors say Peter Okezie Kalu had a typewritten note with him that said he planned to kill the judge, who would serve as an example to other judges who think they can hurt ordinary people for no reason.

District Judge George Stephenson had earlier signed an arrest warrant for Kalu on a probation violation. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a criminal complaint says Kalu told investigators he thought Stephenson wanted to hurt him by signing the warrant and he showed up in the courtroom Monday to deliver his note to him.

The Pioneer Press says the first paragraph of the note that the 30-year-old Kalu had with him referred to Stephenson and said, according to the complaint: "You have hurt me with no regards to my feelings. I will hurt you back. I will kill you. ... I will use you as an example for all the judges that think they can hurt ordinary people for no reason. ... I will look for you until I find you, and I will gun you down in front of everybody before I turn myself in to the mental hospital."


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