Delayed sentencing for man allegedly planning attack at Madison campus

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- An anticipated sentencing became a motion hearing on Friday for a man convicted of two felony charges in January in Madison.

Brian Campbell, 31, was convicted with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, felony possession of improvised explosives and misdemeanor bail jumping after forcing an evacuation at an apartment building due to a strong chemical odor coming from one of the rooms on Feb. 20, 2018.

Instead of the sentencing — at a motion hearing — Judge Susan Crawford ruled against a defense motion requesting her to strike down the state’s sentencing memorandum on Friday. Campbell’s sentencing will now be delayed, and a pre-sentence investigation will take place without a sentencing recommendation, Crawford ruled.

Assistant District Attorney John Rice claimed in a sentencing memorandum filed Tuesday that Campbell had searched the internet for instructions on making explosives and drew maps of tunnels on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Campbell's defense said the new information should not be considered. The sentencing hearing will now take place on May 13 at 2:00 p.m.