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  1. Jul 5, 2022 · Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity a year later in a jury trial and ordered to be confined at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., under psychiatric care.

  2. On September 27, 2021, John Hinckley, age 66, was approved for unconditional release by U. S. District Judge Paul Friedman. Judge Friedman noted that "very few patients at St. Elizabeths Hospital have been studied more thoroughly than John Hinckley."

  3. This book examines the insanity defense and public reaction to it within the context of the trial of John Hinckley, Jr., for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Abstract The shooting was seen by millions on television, and Hinckley was immediately apprehended.

  4. Jul 28, 2016 · John Hinckley Jr. was released from a mental institution 35 years after he was judged not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. This series...

  5. On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six shots at President Ronald Reagan and his entourage outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. The President, Press Secretary James Brady, police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service Agent Timothy McCarthy were hit. All recovered.

  6. John Hinckley, Jr. Trial (1982) The verdict of "not guilty" for reason of insanity in the 1982 trial of John Hinckley, Jr. for his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan stunned and outraged many Americans. An ABC News poll taken the day after the verdict showed 83% of those polled thought "justice was not done" in the Hinckley case.

  7. Mar 28, 2012 · Abstract. Public furor over the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict in the trial of John Hinckley, Jr. already has stimulated legal changes in the insanity defense. This study documents more systematically the dimensions of negative public opinion concerning the Hinckley verdict.

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