Last week I wrote about Robert Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan and his Manchurian defense. This week a would-be assassin is in the news. John Hinckley who tried very hard and came very close to assassinating President Ronald Reagan is looking for more free time out of the hospital.
Hinckley's attorney, Barry Levine complained this week that alleged prosecutor misstatements are “poisoning the community” in Virginia where Hinckley spends time visiting his mother, reported the Legaltimes blog.
Hinckley resides at St. Elizabeths hospital in Southeast Washington but has been allowed visits to Williamsburg, Va. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman is presiding over an evidentiary hearing to determine whether Hinckley should be allowed more freedom from the hospital.
Prosecutors are opposed to any additional freedom from the hospital, where Hinckley has received psychiatric treatment stemming from the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Government lawyers contend Hinckley remains a danger to the community, reported the Legaltimes.
To read more: http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2011/12/john-hinckleys-lawyer-criticizes-press-prosecutors-.html