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John Hinckley, Jr.
John Hinckley, Jr. shot U.S. president Ronald Reagan on 30 March 1981, as Reagan left a Washington (D.C.) Hilton Hotel after making a speech. President Reagan was severely wounded, as were his press secretary James Brady, police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Timothy J. McCarthy. John Hinckley was tackled and arrested on the spot. Investigators discovered that Hinckley was obsessed with actress Jodie Foster and had been trying to impress her. (Foster had starred with Robert More »
Born: May 29, 1955 (Ardmore, Oklahoma)


John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American citizen who, on March 30, 1981, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. Hinckley wounded Reagan with a bullet that ricocheted and hit him in the chest. Hinckley also wounded police officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret ...


Sep 10, 2016 ... The man who attempted to assassinate former President Ronald Reagan was freed from a Washington, D.C., mental hospital Saturday. John Hinckley Jr., 61, went to the home of his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon after leaving St. Elizabeths Hospital, his attorney said.


Apr 27, 2017 ... Synopsis. Born in Oklahoma on May 29, 1955, John Hinckley Jr. suffered from depression and obsessive tendencies throughout his life. In the 1970s, Hinckley began stalking actress Jodie Foster. In 1981, he attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan of outside a Washington, D.C. hotel. He was ...


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.


Jul 27, 2016 ... Thirty-five years after he shot President Ronald Reagan and three others outside a D.C. hotel, John W. Hinckley Jr. will be released from a government psychiatric hospital, a federal judge ordered Wednesday. The ruling ends the institutionalization of the one of the nation's most notorious mental health ...


Jul 27, 2016 ... A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, "full-time convalescent leave" from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.


May 22, 2017 ... Read CNN's John Hinckley Jr. Fast Facts and learn about the man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity.


Sep 10, 2016 ... The man who shot President Ronald Reagan has been released from a mental hospital after more than 30 years of treatment and rehabilitation, and will live with his elderly mother in suburban Virginia. John W. Hinckley Jr. was released Saturday morning, the Associated Press and Washington Post ...


Jul 27, 2016 ... John Hinckley Jr., 35-years after he tried to kill a president, has won his freedom. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has granted a request for Hinckley to leave the mental hospital where he's resided for decades, to go live full-time with his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Va. The release could happen as ...