Plea Deal Possible for Accused White House Shooter

Trial Scheduled for Later this Month

Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 1:13 PM EDT
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Possible Plea Deal in White House Shooting

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A man charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama in 2011 is now considering a plea deal, according to his lawyer.
 
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho, shot an assault rifle at the the White House in 2011. He was charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama and prosecutors say he called the President the Antichrist and the devil.

 
No one was hurt in the shooting.
 
Ortega-Hernandez formerly rejected a plea deal, but one of his lawyers says they now hope to resolve the case that way.
 
A prosecutor, however, says the two sides are still a ways apart.
 
The trial is scheduled for later this month.
 
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