Plea change expected in threats against federal judge

Plea change expected in threats against federal judge

HONOLULU (AP) - A man who served federal prison time for burglary is expected to plead guilty to making death and rape threats against the Honolulu judge who sentenced him.

Court documents say Julius Hudson called U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway threatening to walk into her courtroom to rape and kill her.

Hudson is scheduled to withdraw his not guilty plea in federal court in Honolulu on Tuesday.

A criminal complaint says Mollway sentenced Hudson to about two years in prison in 2002. After he was released, he allegedly made the threatening phone calls. In January, he left a message saying he was returning to Hawaii from Texas.

A judge from California is presiding over the case because Hudson's federal defender asked all federal judges in Hawaii to rescues themselves.

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