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Man who threatened apostle is paroled from state prison

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The man who threatened an LDS apostle with a fake bomb seven years ago is now free.

Cody Robert Judy was released from the Utah State Prison Tuesday after eight yeas of incarceration.

As part of his parole, Judy must successfully complete mental-health therapy to address "stress management, anger, life skills and monitor mental-health issues," according to the Board of Pardons' Oct. 10 parole decision.

Last year the Board of Pardons granted Judy a release date of Aug. 3, 1999. That was revoked, however, after Judy failed to properly complete a program for mentally ill offenders at the Orange Street Community Correctional Center.

Judy was sent to prison for one to 15 years on aggravated burglary charges for storming an LDS Church fireside at the BYU Marriott Center in Provo Feb. 7, 1993. In front of 17,000 people, he held up an object he said held a bomb and threatened President Howard W. Hunter, then head of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Judy wanted President Hunter to read a three-page letter proclaiming Judy as prophet of the church.

Judy has since denounced his belief that he should be a prophet. In a recent interview with the Deseret News, Judy said he was two semesters from a college degree in psychology, with minors in sociology and political science, and would like to go into counseling or social work.