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Idaho man Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the alleged White House shooter, was charged on Thursday for the attempted presidential assassination of Barack Obama.
This charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison under federal law.
Ortega-Hernandez is accused of shooting nine rounds towards the White House from a public street. He now joins the ranks of individuals who have attempted assassinations against U.S. presidents.
Here are some other noteworthy attempts:
If White House shooter Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is convicted by a jury, whatever sentence he may face over the alleged presidential assassination attempt could be lengthy. But there have been questions raised about Ortega-Hernandez's mental health. A video has surfaced where he claims to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. So it's possible that he may be found mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial. He could also be raising an insanity defense.
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