Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-27 11:41:57 –
A federal judge approved the unconditional release of John Hinckley Jr., who shot and killed President Ronald Reagan and three others in an attempted assassination in 1981.
When Reagan left the Hilton Hotel in Washington on March 30, 1981, Hinckley, 66, shot Reagan.
Hinckley was found innocent in 1982 because of madness.
According to NPR, Hinckley stayed in a hospital in the Washington area for decades after the trial. Since 2003, restrictions on Hinckley activities have begun to be relaxed.
According to the WRC, he was given a convalescent leave from the hospital in 2016 and now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. He currently needs to attend individual and group therapy sessions and lives under the conditions imposed by the court overseeing psychiatric drugs.
Last year, the Department of Behavioral Health requested that Hinckley be released unconditionally because of “low threat to future violence.”