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Federal judge agrees to delay case of Capitol plot suspect, calls it 'unusual and complex'

FILE - This Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 file photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith agreed Wednesday, April 1, 2015, to push back deadlines in the "unusual and complex" case of of Christopher Lee Cornell, an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. Beckwith postponed pretrial filing deadlines from April 10 to May 29 in the case of Cornell. Federal prosecutors had requested the delay, and Cornell?\'s attorneys did not object.  (AP Photo/Butler County Jail, File)

FILE - This Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 file photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith agreed Wednesday, April 1, 2015, to push back deadlines in the "unusual and complex" case of of Christopher Lee Cornell, an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. Beckwith postponed pretrial filing deadlines from April 10 to May 29 in the case of Cornell. Federal prosecutors had requested the delay, and Cornell?\'s attorneys did not object. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail, File)  (The Associated Press)

A federal judge has pushed back the timetable for the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith on Wednesday postponed pretrial filing deadlines from April 10 to May 29 in the case of 21-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell.

Federal prosecutors requested the delay, and Cornell's attorneys didn't object. Prosecutors noted the need to work under special federal procedures meant to protect classified information while preserving defendants' fair-trial rights.

In her order, Beckwith calls the case "unusual and complex." She scheduled a June 1 status conference.

The suburban Cincinnati man was arrested Jan. 14 and pleaded not guilty to charges including attempted murder of government employees and officials.

His father has said he was coerced and misled by a government "snitch."