Hinckley's Release Plan Gets Setback

U.S. attorneys file motion to prevent more freedom

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    John Hinckley Jr. in 2003

    Federal prosecutors are pushing to keep the man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan from getting more freedom.
     
    U.S. attorneys filed a motion Friday asking the court to deny John Hinckley Jr.'s request for expanded privileges.

      Hinckley is staying at St. Elizabeth's mental health hospital in D.C. He wants to live with his mother in the Williamsburg area. Right now he just has visitation rights.
     
    Hinckley also wants to have more time out alone in public.
     
    Last week, Colonial Behavioral Health, which oversees his care, decided not to take part in St. Elizabeth’s treatment plan. The plan involved Hinckley being assigned to social groups at Colonial.
     
    St. Elizabeth’s is working on finding an alternative treatment.