November 22, 2011
A US federal judge on Monday ordered a psychological evaluation for the 21-year-old Idaho man accused of attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by firing an assault rifle at the White House.
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez appeared in federal court in handcuffs and sporting long black hair and a thick black beard.
Judge Alan Kay ordered him held without bail, and appointed public defender David Bos to handle his case. Bos immediately tried to have the case dismissed, citing a lack of evidence.
“The only evidence come from witnesses and they don’t identify” Ortega-Hernandez, said Bos, adding that there was “no indication” that the shooting took place on November 11.