Alleged White House Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, whom prosecutors charged with attempting to assassinate the president after he allegedly shot a gun at the White House while President Obama was away, has pled not guilty to the 17-count indictment.

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Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, whom prosecutors charged with attempting to assassinate the president after he allegedly shot a gun at the White House while President Obama was away, has pled not guilty to the 17-count indictment. That's somewhat surprising since news reports just after the November incident and ever since have described some pretty solid-sounding evidence, and comments from doctors and his family about his mental state definitely painted the picture of a unstable man described as "obsessed" with Obama. So it'll be interesting to hear the defense's case.

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