Referential image. John W. Hinkley Jr. was the man who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Photo: Pixabay
A Federal Judge The United States confirmed the matter on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 John W. Hinkley Jr.The man who tried to assassinate the then-American president in 1981, Ronald ReaganIt will be released in the middle of this month without any restrictions
At a hearing, Paul Friedman, a federal court magistrate in the District of Columbia, considered that after four decades of “supervision,” Hinkley must “be prepared to continue his life.”
“I am confident that Mr. Hinkley will do well for the rest of his life,” the judge said.
In this session on Wednesday, June 1, both Dr. Prosecution As its defense Hinkley They agreed that Defendant had successfully completed the nine-month observation period set by Friedman last September that he would be released without notice at the time of issuing the order. Limitations June 15.
Friedman Admittedly, despite attempts to assassinate the US president and come close to his goal, Hinkley, 67, the most closely watched person in the US mental health system, “lives under a microscope” that no one else did.
Last September, Hinkley’s lawyers and prosecutors reached an agreement, which was accepted by the judge, for which he would be released this month without restraint.
Currently, Hinkley Living under strict restrictions, which were imposed on him in July 2016, when he left Mental hospital Where he was interned on March 30, 1981 at the age of 25, he opened. Fire Against Reagan outside the Washington Hilton Hotel.
In July 2016, Hinkley left the psychiatric hospital when it was determined that he posed “no danger to himself or to others” and since then he has been living with his mother in Williamsburg (Virginia), about 250 kilometers from Washington. , Joe Ann Hinkley, who died last year.
The judge ordered him to be released from the hospital Hinkley Was Subject Which includes travel in strict terms Washington Get once a month Psychiatry.
He was also barred from possession Weapons Is Of drugs And establish contact with their victim relatives.
Also, restrictions on Internet use were imposed, although in 2020 he received a judicial approval to broadcast music online to an account in his name.
Under the terms of the contract, Hinckley was out of a deadline Observation In nine months which you have already completed.
In the 1981 bombing, Hinkley was seriously injured ReaganThose managed to recover after a receipt Shots Near Heart.
He also wounded Reagan’s press secretary James Brady; Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, who jumped on the president to act as a shield, and policeman Thomas Delahanty.
Hinckley has admitted to attacking to get the president’s attention Actress Jody Foster And he was not convicted in June 1982 for insanity.
Ronald Reagan died in 2004 at the age of 90, but his children, Ron Reagan Jr. and Patti Reagan Davis, have always opposed Hinkley’s release.