(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — An Idaho Falls man charged with trying to assassinate President Barack Obama claims his confession was coerced. Attorneys for Oscar Ortega-Hernandez claim their client never waived his Fifth Amendment rights. They claim Ortega can’t be held accountable for what he said during a two-hour interrogation following his arrest, because he lacked legal representation. Ortega now claims that his vehicle was stolen and that someone else fired shots at the White House. Ortega, however, never reported the car stolen. The Obamas were out of town at the time of the shooting.
Lois M. Collins, Deseret News