John Hinckley

Would-be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley to Go Free
Judge says Hinckley no danger to himself or others following 35 years in a mental hospital

John Hinckley Jr. is escorted by police in Washington in March 1981 after his arrest for seriously wounding President Ronald Reagan. (AFP/Getty Images file photo)

A federal judge has ordered that would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded Ronald Reagan and three others to impress actress Jodi Foster, be released from the mental hospital where he's been held for the past 35 years.  

[Read Judge's Order ]