John Hinckley to Begin to Live Full-time in Va. in Sept. 10

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will leave a psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on September 10.

Barry Levine, a lawyer for 61-year-old John Hinckley Jr., told The Associated Press the date Thursday.

In July, federal Judge Paul Friedman ruled Hinckley was no longer a danger to himself or others and could leave St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington to live with his mother full-time. Hinckley has gradually gained more freedom over the past decade, spending longer and longer stretches in Virginia.

Levine says Hinckley will be “a citizen about whom we can all be proud.”

Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 shooting of Reagan, his press secretary James Brady and two law enforcement officers outside a Washington hotel.

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