John Hinckley Jr.
Hinckley shot Reagan after becoming obsessed with Jodie Foster in the film "Taxi Driver."
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people
The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."
Hinckley also wounded Reagan, a police officer and a Secret Service agent in the attack outside the Washington Hilton Hotel
On March 30, 1981, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy had the rare experience of feeling relieved that he had been shot. The
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St. Elizabeths had planned for Hinckley to attend group programs at a treatment facility called People's Place while visiting
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Hinckley was committed to the psychiatric facility in 1982 after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Reagan