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Psychiatrist: John Hinckley Jr., Man Who Shot Reagan, Wants to Start a Band

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    FILE PHOTO: John Hinckley, Jr. in 2003.

    A psychiatrist treating the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 says he wants to start a band and should be allowed to publish his music anonymously.

    Dr. Giorgi-Guarnieri testified Friday during court hearings that will ultimately determine whether and under which conditions John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to live full time outside a mental hospital.

    Giorgi-Guarnieri says Hinckley should be allowed to start the band, but not perform publicly.

    Hinckley's lawyer and treatment team say he's ready to live full time at his 89-year-old mother's home in Virginia under certain conditions.

    Hinckley has been allowed freedom in stages. He spends 17 days a month at his mother's Williamsburg home. One of his interests is music, and he sings and plays the guitar. He also participates in music therapy.