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Accused White House shooter in court Monday

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A man accused of firing shots at the White House is due in court for a hearing.

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez of Idaho Falls, Idaho, allegedly fired up to nine shots at the White House from a car on Nov. 11. He's charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama, who was out of town at the time of the shooting. Authorities say Ortega told acquaintances that Obama was the Antichrist and that he "needed to kill him."

At a hearing last week, a judge ordered a psychological evaluation be performed before Monday's hearing. The evaluation was intended to determine whether Ortega is competent to understand the proceedings against him and to help with his defense.

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