Prosecutors Say Idaho Man Practiced for Months to Kill President
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new
court document says a man from Idaho charged with attempting to assassinate
President Obama practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been
upset about the country's marijuana policy.
Ortega-Hernandez is currently awaiting trial for the shooting. Prosecutors say
he shot at the White House. No one was hurt, but five bullets hit the executive
mansion. The President and first lady were away.
Prosecutors say they will offer evidence to show that Ortega-Hernandez's
motive in shooting at the White House was to kill the president. They say
Ortega-Hernandez believed Obama was oppressing citizens in various ways,
including by continuing to criminalize marijuana.