If you’re trying to ingratiate yourself to a judge, you might consider leaving the produce at home.
Agim Demiri, 40, of Naperville was charged today with one count of direct criminal contempt for allegedly throwing a raw egg at the DuPage County circuit judge who was presiding over his child support case in a Wheaton courtroom. According to a press release from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Demiri was immediately taken into custody and will remain in the DuPage County Jail for seven days.
The Sheriff’s Office said the incident is still under investigation and that additional charges may be filed.
I’d like to know how Demiri smuggled the egg into the courtroom. Will the metal detectors there have to be recalibrated to start monitoring for breakfast items that could be used as weapons?
Did Demiri have the egg wrapped in Bubble Wrap or something like that to keep it from breaking? And since he apparently had the egg with him when he came in, was this a premeditated act? Will the state have to come up with some new category of criminal charge, such as assault with a deadly omelette?
It appears as though some guy from Chicago really doesn’t like the settlement details of his divorce.
John Johnson, 41, is being held without bond in DuPage County Jail for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife. As if a reported murder-for-hire scheme wasn’t bizarre enough, he is accused of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife while he was already in jail.
Johnson’s ex-wife had an order of protection signed out against him, but Johnson allegedly violated the order of protection in Lombard. So while he was in DuPage County Jail on this charge, he is said to have told someone that he was willing to pay $3,000 to have his ex-wife murdered.
This person told representatives of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, and this department assigned one of its members to pose as a hit man. As one of my colleagues said to me, everyone in the Sheriff’s Office probably wanted that job.
Johnson reportedly offered the “hit man” $3,000 to kill his wife. On Monday, Johnson was charged with one count of solicitation of murder, a Class X felony. He faces between six and 30 years in prison if convicted.
Maybe Johnson should have used the $3,000 on marriage counseling. Sitting in a marriage counselor’s office for a few months must be much preferable to spending up to 30 years in prison.