Responsible for the shooting of Ronald Reagan will be released

John Hinckley Jr., who shot Ronald Reagan, will be released unconditionally on June 15


R, Gelfenstein, John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot and nearly killed President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be unconditionally released from court-ordered psychiatric supervision on June 15, after federal prosecutors, mental health professionals and Hinckley's legal team told Hinckley to a judge Wednesday that they don't care about his mental state.

Hinckley was suffering from acute psychosis when he shot the president and developed an obsession with actress Jodie Foster, believing the attack would surprise her.

Hinckley, now 67, shot Reagan as the president left a hotel in Washington on March 30, 1981, piercing his lung and causing severe internal bleeding. Three other people were also injured. Hinckley was found not guilty of insanity in 1982 and remained hospitalized until 2006. He was allowed to live with his mother in 2016.

In a report on the situation in court last month, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia wrote that Hinckley "has come to his senses to such an extent that he poses no danger to himself or others due to mental illness. 2022".

Prosecutors said they wish Hinckley "the best" and said his success shows the value of proper mental health care.

Judge Paul Friedman reminded the court that they were there because Hinckley had tried to kill Reagan, adding that the president "was very close to death." The judge discussed the long history of the case and said the decision was not taken lightly.

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