Waikiki man arrested for allegedly making death threats against federal judge

Waikiki man arrested for allegedly making death threats against federal judge

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 54-year-old Waikiki man has been arrested for allegedly making death threats against a federal judge.

The FBI said Julius D. Hudson was arrested by Honolulu Police at 1:50 p.m. Friday, a day after he allegedly left threatening voice mails to U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway.

According to court papers, Hudson pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary before Judge Mollway in 2002. She sentenced him to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised released. The sentence was completed in 2007. Since then, he had made calls to Mollway and his parole officer, but none of those calls were threatening.

Court documents said he left a long and graphic message on Mollway's phone messaging system. Part of the message said, "So (expletive) you Judge Mollway someone needs to blow your (expletive) brains out Judge Mollway, someone needs to walk in their and blow your (expletive) brains out while you're sitting there on the bench, (expletive)."

The message also included a rape threat against the judge.

The FBI said Hudson then identified himself by name, saying, "I just threatened a judge, my name is Julius Hudson."

"The federal judges, particular in Hawaii, have so much to do and so much on their minds that they don't need to be spending their time looking over their shoulder, worried about their own personal safety," said FBI Special Agent Tom Simon.

Hudson is currently being held at the Federal Detention Center and is set to appear in court Monday. He could face a maximum of six years in prison if he is found guilty.

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