Chicago man pleads guilty to making threats against SIU

Derrick Burns, the Chicago man accused of making threats against Southern Illinois University, pleaded guilty on Thursday.

The former SIU student was indicted in October on four counts of making bomb threats to the school in both 2012 and 2013.

The indictment says a US postal worker in Carbondale found a handwritten letter titled "The War on SIUC."

In it, Burns claimed to have raped and killed seven SIU students and threatened to bomb eight universities across the country.

Burns’ sentencing is set for December 8.

He could get up to 8 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Related Articles

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powde...
Fort Massac Encampment continues without popular attraction A popular event that attracts more than 200,000 people to our area celebrates another year without a fort.
Murray man convicted of 2016 rape Kentucky State Police Post 1 says a Murray man has been convicted of rape and sodomy of a Calloway County woman. 
Semi driver charged after 8-vehicle crash on I-57 State police have released more information about a multi-car crash that happened on Interstate 57 South Friday morning, blocking traffic for about tw...