More mental exams for White House shooting suspect
November 28th, 2011
03:36 PM ET
11 years ago

More mental exams for White House shooting suspect

Washington (CNN) - A doctor who examined the young Idaho man accused of attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama says the suspect is mentally competent to stand trial, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday.

But the prosecutors called for more extensive testing of Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, and a competency hearing was scheduled for December 12.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    If someone took pot shots at the White House with a Republican in office, the neo-con blogosphere would label the suspect a "terrorist" and have him tried in a military court in Guantanomo Bay.

    So. Where's the neo-con outrage now? The suspect alledgedly took pot shots at the White House when the POTUS was not there, and so it couldn't have been an assassination attempt. Someone committed an act to raise fear and terror. Isn't this suspect a terrorist who shouldn't be tried in civilian court?

    November 28, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  2. AD

    this doesn't have anything to do with this subject matter, but it has been anounced that Joseph Stalins sister died
    recently. You mean she was allowed to live in the U.S being the daughter of a murderer of millions of people and
    Germans from world war 2, such as Rudolph Hess were murdered and their graves desicrated. Stalin raped women
    and murdered innocent Germans. U.S should be ashamed.

    November 28, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. rs

    I am glad to see the NRA wants people like Ortega-Hernandez have unfettered access to firearms. Remind me again- who are the terrorists?

    November 28, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Hap

    Don't recognize him from my gun club or any pigeon shoots.

    November 28, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |