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ID Man Sentenced For Shooting At The White House
Washington, D.C. ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
A federal judge in Washington handed down the sentence Monday afternoon.
No one was injured, but prosecutors say Ortega-Hernandez hit the executive mansion about eight times and did nearly $100,000 in damage.
Ortega-Hernandez’s lawyers argued he was suffering from extreme depression and mental stress at the time of the shooting.
Prosecutors initially charged Ortega-Hernandez with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama but agreed to drop the charge as part of a plea deal last year.