Lawyer: John Hinckley interested in music industry job
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court hearing in...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan told mental health professionals last year that he's "happy as a clam" living with his mother and older brother in...
Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday.
U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman granted John Hinckley Jr. the largest measure of freedom he's had since shooting and wounding Reagan and three others outside a Washington hotel in 1981.
Mental health exam could loosen restrictions for Hinckley
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will soon undergo a new round of psychological tests before a court decides if he can live under fewer restrictions in a gated community in Virginia.
Today in History for June 21st
WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents show doctors and officials are months behind in producing a court-ordered risk assessment for would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.
Washington TV station WRC-TV reports a deadline for the review of Hinckley and his danger to the public passed in January without completion.
Today in History for June 21st
Museum hosting talk on Reagan assassination attempt
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Law Enforcement Museum is hosting a panel discussion on the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan more than 35 years ago.
Tuesday's panel discussion is being held at the Washington Hilton, where Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981 after giving a speech.
Judge: John Hinckley freedom less contentious than expected
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge who ruled that would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. should be allowed to leave the psychiatric hospital where he had lived for decades said Wednesday he got less "blowback" on the decision earlier this year than he expected.
U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman made the comments during a talk at George Washington University in Washington where he received an award.
John Hinckley Jr. leaves DC mental hospital for Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan has been released from a Washington mental hospital for good, more than 35 years after the shooting.
A spokeswoman for the District of Columbia's Department of Mental Health said early Saturday that all patients scheduled to leave St. Elizabeths Hospital had been discharged. John Hinckley Jr. was among those scheduled for discharge.
Hinckley Leaves DC Mental Hospital for Virginia
John Hinckley to leave DC mental hospital for Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington mental hospital for good on Saturday, more than 35 years after the shooting. A federal judge ruled in late July that the 61-year-old John Hinckley is not a danger to himself or the public and can live full-time at his mother's home in Williamsburg, Virginia.
AP NEWSBREAK: Hinckley starts full-time life in Va. Sept. 10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will leave a Washington psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on Sept. 10, his lawyer said Thursday.
The recent news about the release of John Hinckley Jr. has made the film "Killing Reagan" unexpectedly timely.
Airing Oct. 16 on the National Geographic Channel, "Killing Reagan" explores how the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan affected his presidency. Based on the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film stars Tim Matheson as Reagan, Cynthia Nixon as Nancy Reagan, and Kyle S. More as Hinckley.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Killing Reagan" star Cynthia Nixon isn't mincing words about how the late Nancy Reagan might react to the freedom granted the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan.
"Nancy wouldn't like it," said Nixon, who plays the first lady in National Geographic Channel's movie based on the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.
"Nancy's daughter didn't like it," said the film's director, Rod Lurie, referring to Patti Davis, who has...
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Life for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago has progressively become more normal, with greater freedom outside a psychiatric hospital, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the record store where he whiles away so many hours.
John Hinckley Jr., now 61, has made purchases at Retro Daddio one might expect from a man of his generation: A book about The Who, the graying rock band currently on a farewell...
Besides being warned to always wear clean underwear, "a leopard doesn't change its spots" is possibly the second most important piece of advice I have received. Just in case I got into an accident, I should always leave the house wearing clean underwear. For sure, it would embarrass the family should I end up in the hospital emergency room and expose my uncleanliness. I've been lucky so far.
But, the leopard proverb has been a good guide to observe character, especially...
Hinckley Release Worries Agent Shot With Reagan
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time.
John Hinckley Jr. has already been living with his 90-year-old mother at her home overlooking a golf course in Williamsburg, Virginia, for 17 days each month. Thanks to a judge's order Wednesday, he'll be able to live there full time, starting as early as Aug. 5.
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For would-be Reagan assassin, freedom only days away
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past decade, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan has quietly spent a growing number of his days living with his 90-year-old mother in a gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia. On Wednesday, a judge finalized John Hinckley Jr.'s transition to freedom, ordering that Hinckley can permanently leave the psychiatric hospital where he was confined after the assassination attempt.
The order, which cannot be appealed, has been in the works for...
Judge: Reagan Shooter Can Leave Hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a judge's ruling that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley Jr., can live full-time outside a mental hospital (all times local):
The longtime attorney for John Hinckley Jr. says his client "recognizes that what he did was horrific" but that shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others "was not an act of evil."
Barry Levine said in a statement Wednesday that Hinckley is...
Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. to be freed after 35 years
WASHINGTON - John W. Hinckley Jr. will be released from a government psychiatric hospital more than 35 years after he attempted to assassinate president Ronald Reagan and shot three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Hinckley, 61, no longer poses a danger to himself or others and will be freed to live full-time with his mother in Williamsburg, Va., effective as soon as Aug. 5 subject to dozens of temporary treatment and...