John Hinckley seeking more unsupervised visits

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 3:20 AM
John Hinckley seeking more unsupervised visits

Lawyers and doctors for John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Regan 30 years ago, have asked a federal judge to grant him more unsupervised visits to his mother's Virginia home.

Hinckley, 55, has been committed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington since he shot and wounded Reagan, press secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a policeman in 1981, as Reagan left a downtown hotel. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He said he shot Reagan to impress actress Jodie Foster.

In 2009, a judge allowed Hinckley to make a dozen unsupervised visits to his mother's home. A Tuesday court filing by his attorney says Hinckley has used up those visits and is unable to progress with therapeutic goals without more trips.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com