“There is no evidence of danger whatsoever,” said John Hinckley Jr.s lawyer. And now, after 40 years in the big house (or “under supervision,” apparently), the man who attempted to murder the 40th president of the United States will be set free.
There are probably some arguments to be made for Hinckley’s release. Four decades behind bars (or “under supervision”) is certainly a long time. But the guy did try to kill the most powerful man in the world.
From The Daily Wire:
John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate former President Ronald Reagan in 1981, won unconditional release from his state-mandated supervision on Monday.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a deal with Hinckley’s attorney and a federal judge accepted it, allowing the 66-year-old to begin living life without court-ordered restrictions and mandated supervision of his doctors.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kacie Weston agreed to the deal with one provision. Hinckley should be monitored for nine more months because he had not lived on his own in four decades and because one of his primary doctors is retiring.