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Man charged with trying to kill Obama due in court

Court appearance set in DC for man charged with trying to assassinate President Obama By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' A man charged with trying to assassinate President Barack Obama is due in court on a new set of charges.

Oscar Ramiro-Ortega Hernandez is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in the November shooting. He was indicted last week.

Ortega is accused of firing shots at the White House on the night of Nov. 11. Obama and his wife, Michelle, were not home at the time.



Ortega was arrested several days later in Pennsylvania.

The indictment includes charges of attempting to assassinate the president, transporting a firearm across state lines and assaulting a United States employee with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors say Ortega harbored conspiracy theories and fantasies of killing the president.


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