In this March 30, 1981 file photo, Secret Service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, Washington policeman, Thomas K. Delehanty, and White House press secretary, James Brady, lie wounded on a street outside a Washington hotel after shots were fired at President Reagan. Federal prosecutors say the man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981 won’t face new charges in the death last summer of Reagan’s former press secretary.
A ruling today by a federal judge will see John W. Hinckley, Jr., soon to be released from a government psychiatric hospital after more than 35 years since the attempted assassination of president Ronald Reagan and shooting of three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981.
Hinckley, 61, no longer poses a danger to himself or others and will be freed to live full-time with his mother in Williamsburg, Va., effective as soon as Aug. 5 subject to dozens of temporary treatment and monitoring conditions,
U.S. District Judge Paul L Friedman of Washington
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