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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:59 PM
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AP: Alleged White House shooter found competent
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Alleged White House shooter found competent
APBy BEN NUCKOLS | AP 4 hrs ago

WASHINGTON (AP) A man accused of firing shots at the White House in an attempt to kill President Barack Obama is competent to stand trial, according to a preliminary psychiatric screening. But federal prosecutors filed a motion Monday requesting more extensive tests in the event that his mental health becomes an issue.

An initial, 50-minute evaluation by a court-appointed psychiatrist found that Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is competent to understand the proceedings against him and to help with his defense, according to the prosecutors' motion.

Ortega, a 21-year-old native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, is accused of using an assault rifle to fire up to nine shots at the White House on the evening of Nov. 11, when Obama was out of town. He fired the shots at long range from the window of his Honda sedan, authorities said. One bullet smashed into a window of the living quarters of the executive mansion but was stopped by ballistic glass.

Ortega is one of a handful of people ever accused of trying to assassinate the president, a charge that carries a potential life sentence. He has referred to Obama as the Antichrist and told acquaintances he "needed to kill him," court documents show.

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:16 PM
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1. Move over, Squeaky Fromme!
Maybe this guy will only do 34 years, too....
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:30 PM
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2. Another Fox News Spawn. n/t
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:50 PM
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3. Stupid is, as stupid is. nt
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