- The Washington Times - Monday, March 31, 2014

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez , 23, should spend 27 years behind bars for firing off shots at the White House in 2011, prosecutors said Monday.

The Idaho man caused about $100,000 in damage when he shot the executive mansion eight times, The Associated Press reported. He was originally charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama. But those charges were dropped during a plea deal that was struck in 2013, AP said.

Now, he’s due for sentencing.

Mr. Ortega-Hernandez’s attorneys say he should only get 10 years in prison because he was suffering from depression and stress and thought Armageddon was coming, AP reported.



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