Pros­e­cu­tors: Capi­tol at­tack plot­ter kept try­ing to in­cite

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

Fed­eral au­thor­i­ties say an Ohio man who plot­ted to at­tack the U.S. Capi­tol dur­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union ad­dress kept try­ing from be­hind bars to in­cite oth­ers to violence in sup­port of the Is­lamic State.

Pros­e­cu­tors de­scribe 22-year-old Christo­pher Lee Cor­nell’s “post-ar­rest con­duct and mis­con­duct” as un­usual in a sen­tenc­ing me­moran­dum filed this week ahead of a Dec. 5 sen­tenc­ing hear­ing. They want a judge to sen­tence him to 30 years in prison af­ter he pleaded guilty ear­lier this year to three charges.

Cor­nell’s at­tor­neys will state their rec­om­men­da­tions on sen­tenc­ing later. At­tor­ney Martin Pi­nales said the case is “much more com­plex” than the prose­cu­tion out­lines. The FBI ar­rested Cor­nell on Jan. 14, 2015, in a gun shop park­ing lot in sub­ur­ban Cincin­nati.

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