Judge John Blahovec found Anthony Sandor guilty in a stabbing last May. Since then, the judge has received numerous letters and drawing threatening him and his family, according to investigators.
Channel 11's Courtney Brennan viewed a copy of the letters. She reported that one of the letters said, "I'm gonna kill you and your family." And "I'm gonna tie up your wife and kids and blow em up."
Brennan reported that Sandor also drew a picture depicting the judge's house in flames with the words "you'll pay" And "boom" next to it.
"I think he's doing that because he feels no one is listening to him," said Sandor's mother, Dina Sandor.
Dina Sandor said her son suffers from severe mental problems and needs medication and counseling.
"Anthony is 20, but he has the mentality and the brain mentality of maybe 13 or 14," Dina Sandor said.
Dina Sandor said her son would never carry out the threats. Brennan reported that Anthony Sandor said wrote a third letter to Blahovec that said, "I'm very sorry."
Police said when they spoke to Anthony Sandor about the letters, he told them that he wanted to be a mass murder.