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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Duran: Assassin Charge

WASHINGTON () -- Francisco Martin Duran, the man who allegedly opened fire on the White House last month, has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Bill Clinton after several friends and co-workers told investigators that he had said he wanted to kill the president.

The addition of the attempted-assassination charge came after days of debate in the Justice Department and U.S. attorney's office over whether the evidence was strong enough to charge Duran with that offense. Conviction carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.