Christopher Lee Cornell was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his unfulfilled terror plot to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill President Barack Obama during the 2015 State of the Union address.
Cornell, 22, pleaded guilty in August to charges including attempted murder of government officials and trying to provide support to a terrorist organization.
Moments after the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati sentence, Cornell, of Green Township, said the courts are a “rigged a– system” and that “Allah’s in control, not the judge.”
That, despite writing in a March 31, 2016 letter to his family: “I hope they can soon see the change in me, understand me, give me the help I need and allow me to get a second chance. I’m not a terrorist, a criminal or a bad person, I’m just a kid who suffered from problems, that made some bad decisions and stupid mistakes.”