Reagan would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr to be released

 John Hinckley Jr.

John Hinckley Jr.

John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan, is to be released from a psychiatric hospital next month after 35 years.

Mr. Reagan and three others were injured in the shooting outside a hotel in Washington in March 1981.

Mr. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity but was sent for treatment to a Washington hospital.

He has already been spending 17 days a month at his mother’s home in Virginia under strict conditions.

A judge ruled that Mr Hinckley, now 61, could reside full-time there on “convalescent leave” from 5 August.

 Culled from the BBC News website

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.