Year after arrest, no Ohio trial set in Capitol plot case

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CINCINNATI (AP) — There’s no trial date yet or even certainty that there will be a trial for a young suburban Cincinnati man arrested a year ago by the FBI on charges he was plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol.

The federal judge and attorneys in the case are awaiting the results of a mental evaluation of 21-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell at a federal center in Chicago. A report is expected by Jan. 28.READ MORE: Judge grants more time for mental evaluation of Ohio man

The judge ordered the evaluation to help decide whether Cornell is competent to stand trial. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that he planned to attack the Capitol with pipe bombs and guns in support of the Islamic State group. The FBI says the group recruits would-be terrorist online.READ MORE: Feds: We have video evidence of terror plot

Cornell’s father blames “a snitch.”

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