September 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting at the White House is appealing his sentence.
A lawyer for Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez filed the one-page notice of appeal Friday.
Ortega-Hernandez, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Washington. He had pleaded with the judge for a 10-year sentence during the hearing while prosecutors asked for 27.5 years.
Ortega-Hernandez originally was charged with attempting to assassinate the president in the 2011 incident, but prosecutors dropped the charge as part of a plea deal. Ortega-Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of destruction of property and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. The second count carried a mandatory 10-year sentence. Sentencing guidelines recommended a sentence from 24 to 27 ½ years.
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