John Hinckley who opened fire on Ronald Reagan to impress Jodie Foster to be released
John Hinckley who opened fire on Ronald Reagan in 1981 is likely to walk as a free man. He attempted the bid to impress Jodie Foster, said the jury.
John Hinckley, Jr., who had attempted to assassinate US on President Ronald Reagan in 1981 will be released from a Washington hospital where he has been currently undergoing treatment.
The Reuters reported that Paul L. Friedman, a federal judge today gave the verdict to release John Hinckley.
He will be released from St. Elizabeth's Hospital, which is psychiatric hospital in Washington, where he had spend over three decades of his life for the assassin bid.
Hinckley, "is permitted to reside full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, on convalescent leave, which shall begin no sooner than Aug. 5, 2016," stated the judge in his order. Hinckley's mother is currently living in Williamsburg, and he is permitted to stay with her added the judge.
It is mandatory for him to meet his psychiatrist once in a month and also inform the agencies whenever he seeks an appointment.
Earlier, the jury removed him from all the charges on account of insanity. Reportedly he attacked Reagan, and seriously wounded his press secretary James Brady to woo the Hollywood actress Jodie Foster. He had a big fascination for Jodie Foster, the jury observed later.
The judge in his ruling said, he finds no reason to keep Hinckley, 61- years-old, who do not pose any threat either to himself or anyone.Quoting, CBS News, it was also reported that the St. Elizabeth's Hospital is entitled to transfer on patients to outpatient care if they are ready for the change.
This shooting incident has opened up many paradoxes in the judicial system observed CBS news. A person after shooting many US citizens and the then President could no walk into freedom after spending only three decades in a hospital is indeed a rare moment, added the channel.
But, the hospital believed he can now lead a new life under the law and can be released from from confinement.