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Hinckley, who shot Reagan in 1981, granted full freedom

A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley, the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan and three others in a 1981 assassination attempt, unconditional release from the remaining restrictions he faced, U.S. media reported.

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A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley, the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan and three others in a 1981 assassination attempt, unconditional release from the remaining restrictions he faced, U.S. media reported.

Highlights

  • John Hinckley Jr.
  • shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981 assassination attempt.
  • Judge lifts travel and internet usage restrictions against Hinckleys, who has been living on his own in Virginia.
  • He was found not guilty by reason of insanity at a 1982 jury trial.
  • Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis, wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Post that she did not believe he feels remorse for his actions.
  • In 2016 he was released from a psychiatric hospital where he was treated for depression and psychosis and allowed to move into a gated community in Williamsburg to care for his elderly mother, who died in August 2021.