Reagan shooter behaving on Williamsburg visits

Posted at 12:24 PM, Apr 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-15 14:27:04-04

According to Secret Service reports released last week, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan made several trips to Williamsburg in 2012, visiting various locations.
John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan in 1981 outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
A ricochet bullet hit Reagan in the chest, and press secretary James Brady was critically wounded.
Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has been in a psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C. since then.
He has been granted unsupervised visits to his mother’s home in Williamsburg for short periods of time since 2006.

The Secret Service trails Hinckley and monitors his whereabouts during the visits.
On his 2012 trips, surveillance logs report that Hinckley took part in volunteer work, visited an art museum on the campus of the College of William and Mary, made therapy visits, and also visited several area stores.
Hinckley’s attorneys are asking a judge to grant him more unsupervised trips, but doctors have said they think that is a bad idea.