Spectrum

Apr 19, 2016

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED THAT A SUBURBAN CINCINNATI MAN IS COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL ON CHARGES THAT HE PLOTTED TO ATTACK THE U.S. CAPITOL IN SUPPORT OF THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP


IN SOUTHWEST OHIO....A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED THAT A SUBURBAN CINCINNATI MAN IS COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL ON CHARGES THAT HE PLOTTED TO ATTACK THE U.S. CAPITOL IN SUPPORT OF THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP.
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE SANDRA BECKWITH ISSUED HER ORDER TODAY. SHE SCHEDULED THE TRIAL FOR NOV. 1 AFTER A HEARING IN WHICH A PSYCHOLOGIST FOR THE DEFENSE TESTIFIED HE BELIEVED 22 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER LEE CORNELL,, IS CURRENTLY ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS DEFENSE. PSYCHOLOGIST SCOT BRESLER, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, URGED THAT CORNELL BE RE-EVALUATED BEFORE TRIAL BECAUSE HIS COMPETENCY IS "MARGINAL." THE PSYCHOLOGIST WHO HAS MET REPEATEDLY WITH CORNELL SAID FOR THE FIRST TIME SUNDAY HE ASKED TO BE CALLED "CHRIS" INSTEAD OF AN ISLAMIC NAME HE HAD ADOPTED. HIS LONG HAIR AND BEARD HAVE BEEN CUT OFF.

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