An Ohio man who planned to kill President Barack Obama during the 2015 State of the Union address was sentenced to 30 years behind bars on Monday. Christopher Lee Cornell, who was inspired by the Islamic State, responded to his sentencing by saying, “Allah’s in control, not the judge.”
Cornell caught the attention of authorities in 2014, when he expressed support for the Islamic State terror group online. Cornell was arrested after sharing his plot to kill Obama with an informant. Cornell’s attorney had argued that the plot was never close to coming to fruition, saying his client’s ideas “were not rationally possible or remotely realistic.” “Chris created a character, with a different name, in a fantasy where this character was somebody in the world,” he said, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. Read more at the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER.