Alleged Tri-State terrorist gets a new attorney

Alleged Tri-State terrorist gets a new attorney

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Alleged Tri-State terrorist, Christopher Cornell, will have a new attorney.

His public defender asked to withdraw from the case last month, and Wednesday, federal court judge Sandra Beckwith approved it.

The request cited irreconcilable conflict of interest.

Documents show Cornell, also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, requested that new counsel be appointed as soon as possible. The court also felt he needs two attorneys.

Cornell confessed his plan to blow up the U.S. Capitol to FOX19 NOW's Tricia Macke back in March during a phone interview.

Federal agents arrested him in January outside a Colerain Township gun shop in Janurary.

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