© 2023 WSIU Public Broadcasting
WSIU Public Broadcasting
A Service of Southern Illinois University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Williamson Co. Man Accused of Threatening a Federal Judge


A southern Illinois man is accused in U.S. District Court of threatening the life of a federal judge in Chicago.
35-year-old Joshua Farner of Marion is facing two counts of mailing threats and one count of threatening to assault and murder a judge.

The indictment accuses Farner of sending the threatening letter to retaliate against the judge and impede, intimidate, and interfere with the judge’s official duties. Prosecutors haven't revealed a reason for the threats.

The judge targeted by Farner hasn’t been named.

As a WSIU donor, you don’t simply watch or listen to public media programs, you are a partner. By making a gift, you help WSIU produce, purchase, and broadcast programs you care about and enjoy – every day of the year.