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White House Shooter Gets Jail

Robert Pickett — the man who admitted brandishing a weapon outside the White House grounds — has been sentenced to 36 months in prison.

The Evansville, Indiana, man was accused of firing two rounds outside the White House grounds on Feb. 7.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy, who agreed to the terms of a plea agreement reached between prosecutors and Pickett's attorneys last month.

Pickett pleaded guilty to one charge of assault on a federal officer, and to a District of Columbia firearms charge.

As part of his sentence, Pickett will also contribute $100 to a D.C. crime victims fund and pay $100 in court fees.

Appearing in court dressed in an orange D.C. Jail jumpsuit last month, Pickett said he was taking medication for mental illness, and that he first began to show symptoms of mental illness nearly 30 years ago.

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