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Would-be Reagan assassin freed

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 00:53

Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. is reportedly freed from a Washington psychiatric hospital, 35 years after he shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan in an attack prompted by a deranged obsession with the actress Jodie Foster. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was reportedly freed from a psychiatric hospital on Saturday. 61-year-old John Hinckley Jr. will move in with his elderly mother in THIS gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia. But it's not completely new to him, he has been making furlough visits here in recent years under the watchful eyes of Secret Service. It was in July that a federal judge ordered Hinckley's release, saying he no longer posed a danger to himself or to others. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity at a 1982 trial and was diagnosed with depression and psychosis. His doctors say he is in remission.

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Would-be Reagan assassin freed

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 00:53