WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan could be free as early as today.
A judge ruled in late-July that, starting Aug. 5, John Hinckley Jr. can leave a hospital to live with his mother in Williamsburg.
Hinckley’s been at a psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C. for decades after he tried to kill President Reagan in 1981.
Doctors say the 61-year-old is no longer mentally ill and does not show signs of violent tendencies.
Hinckley can now live full-time in the Kingsmill neighborhood of Williamsburg.
He does need to follow some guidelines upon his release, including going to therapy sessions, keeping a log of unsupervised activities, and giving the Secret Service the make and model of any car he drives.