John Hinckley Jr to be FREED for Ronald Reagan assassination attempt 41 years ago after judge reveals release date

JOHN Hinckley Jr, the man who tried to assassinate former President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be freed from all remaining restrictive conditions after four decades.

A US district judge announced the decision on Wednesday, ruling that Hinckley will be released on June 15.



"If he hadn’t tried to kill a president, he would have been released unconditionally a long time ago," Judge Paul Friedman said last September.

Friedman called the process “a long road" and said Hinckley, who turned 67 Sunday, has displayed no symptoms of active mental illness, no violent behavior and no interest in weapons since 1983.

Hinckley shot then-president Reagen in 1981 outside a hotel in Washington DC.

He also woundedSecret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, police officer Thomas Delahanty and then-White House Press Secretary James Brady, who remained paralyzed for the rest of his life.

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During his trial in 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

He was confined to a mental hospital in Washington for the next three decades.

In 2003, Friedman began allowing Hinckley to live for long stretches in the community with requirements like attending therapy and restrictions on where he could travel.

He was released to live at his mother’s house in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2016, under numerous strict conditions.

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The restrictions include allowing officials access to his electronic devices, email and online accounts; being barred from traveling to places where he knows there will be someone protected by the Secret Service, and giving three days’ notice if he wants to travel more than 75 miles (120 kilometers) from his home in Virginia.

On July 8, Hinckley – who plays guitar and sings and has shared his music on a YouTube channel – plans to give a concert in Brooklyn.

"I’m really looking forward to my concert in Brooklyn, NY on July 8. I will have a bass player and drummer backing me up," Hinckley tweeted on May 22.

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The event, which is set to be held at the Market Hotel in Bushwick, has since sold out.

Appearances in Connecticut and Chicago for what he has called the “John Hinckley Redemption Tour” have been canceled.

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