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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:34 PM
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Reagan shooter Hinckley to seek freedom at hearing
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Source: CNN

On the day he shot President Ronald Reagan, 25-year-old John Hinckley Jr. left in his hotel room a letter addressed to young actress Jodie Foster, with whom he was infatuated. The letter began:

"Dear Jodie. There is a definite possibility I will be killed in my attempt to get Reagan."

But on March 30, 1981, Hinckley survived. His gun empty after he fired six shots at the president in less than two seconds, Hinckley was tackled by police and Secret Service agents. He was rushed away and all but disappeared into custody for the past three decades.

On Wednesday, a federal judge will begin a week and half of hearings on whether Hinckley eventually should be released from the mental hospital where he has been a patient since his 1982 trial ended in a jury verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/29/justice/reagan-attacker-h...



RFK's assassin Sirhan Sirhan is also seeking release from prison.
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