Government Opposes Hinckley’s Request for More Visits

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011  |  Updated 8:56 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Reagan's Centennial

AFP/Getty Images

Hinckley after the Reagan shooting. (Getty Images)

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Reagan Assassination Attempt 30 Years Later

Thirty years later, we're still learning about how President Ronald Reagan was saved from an assassination attempt.
More Photos and Videos

Federal lawyers oppose a request by John Hinckley Jr. for more unsupervised visits to his mother’s home in Virginia.

Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago. A jury found him not guilty by reason on insanity and has since been committed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington.

Hinckley’s lawyers and doctors had asked a federal judge last month to grant him more visits to his mother's home. But in a court filing Monday, lawyers for the government said Hinckley offered no basis to grant him an unspecified number of new visits beyond the 12 he was granted in 2009 and has now used up.
         
Hinckley shot Reagan in 1981 as he left a Washington hotel.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out