WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- John Hinckley Jr., who shot Ronald Reagan more than 35 years ago, was freed for good from a mental hospital and arrived at his mother’s Virginia home Saturday.
A federal judge ruled in late July that the 61-year-old was not a danger to himself or the public and can live full-time at his mother’s home in Williamsburg.
Hinckley had already been visiting Williamsburg for long stretches at a time and preparing for the full-time transition. He’ll have to follow a lot of rules while in Williamsburg, but his longtime lawyer Barry Levine says he thinks Hinckley will be a “citizen about whom we can all be proud.”
This is a developing story.
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