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An artist rendering shows accused White House shooter Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, center, before Magistrate Judge Alan Kay in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21, 2011. / Dana Verkouteren, AP

Prosecutors have recommended a 27-year prison sentence for the Idaho man who fired shots at the White House in November 2011

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 23, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday afternoon.

No one was injured during the incident, but the government said Ortega-Hernandez hit the south side of the White House with eight shots and did nearly $100,000 worth of damage.

From the Associated Press:

"Ortega-Hernandez's lawyers say he was suffering from extreme depression and mental stress at the time of the shooting and was under the misguided belief that Armageddon was coming. They argue the 23-year-old should only spend 10 years in prison.

"Prosecutors initially charged Ortega-Hernandez with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama but agreed to drop the charge as part of a plea deal in 2013."

The president and first lady were in California at the time of the shooting.



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