BULLETIN: Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, Accused White House Shooter, Formally Indicted On Charges Of Attempting To Assassinate President Obama; Case Assigned To Judge Collyer
BULLETIN: Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the Idaho man accused in November of shooting at the White House, now has been formally indicted on charges of attempting to assassinate the President of the United States.
Ortega-Hernandez, 21, also was accused of assaulting three U.S. officers or employees with a deadly weapon.
Whether the officers or employees were agents of the U.S. Secret Service was not immediately clear. The Nov. 11 White House shooting allegedly occurred after dark. Federal employees work at the facility around the clock.
All in all, Ortega-Hernandez faces 17 charges in the indictment, including damaging U.S. property and firearms offenses. The FBI found “several confirmed bullet impact points on the south side of the building on or above the second story residence area,” the office of U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. said.
“Several bullets and fragments also were collected in the area near the impact points,” Machen’s office said.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District of Columbia.
Collyer, whose name has appeared on the PP Blog many times, is the judge overseeing the AdSurfDaily Ponzi cases.
Ortega-Hernandez potentially faces life in prison. He has been jailed since his Nov. 16 arrest in Pennsylvania.