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John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate Reagan, to be freed

John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate Reagan, to be freed

Washington, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all his remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable.

The decision will allow Mr. Hinckley freedom of movement and activity on Internet, said his lawyer after a court hearing on Monday.

Judge Paul L. Friedman pointed out that if Hinckley hadn´t tried to kill Ronald Reagan, he would have been unconditionally released a long, long, long time ago.

Hinckley was 25 when he shot and wounded the 40th president outside a Washington hotel. The shooting paralyzed Reagan’s press secretary, James Brady, who died in 2014. It also injured a secret service agent, Timothy McCarthy, and a Washington police officer, Thomas Delahanty.

Jurors decided Hinckley was suffering from acute psychosis and found him not guilty by reason of insanity, saying he needed treatment and not life in prison.

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