Doctors: Reagan shooter is recovering, not a danger
March 26th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Doctors: Reagan shooter is recovering, not a danger

Washington (CNN) - After almost 30 years in a mental hospital, John W. Hinckley Jr., the college dropout who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan, is moving closer to the day his doctors may recommend he go free.

According to court records, a forensic psychologist at the hospital has testified that "Hinckley has recovered to the point that he poses no imminent risk of danger to himself or others."


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Como

    I am so happy that Hinckley is recovering. Now that he is cognitive he can serve his sentence facing the enormity of his crime.

    March 26, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    Of course he's recovering and no longer a danger.
    Almost every resident of Death Row is Saved and rehabilitated. Many of them have been Called to the ministry.
    Wouldn't you?

    March 26, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  3. duckbutter

    no need to take a chance we dont need another arizona to happen ... keep him lock up...

    March 26, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  4. the real ib

    no way this guy should go free; disgusting if they let him out.

    March 26, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. chicagoan

    After wasting thousands of taxpayer dollars to keep this filth alive, they're ready to let him go. He should've gone to the chair the day after he shot the President.

    March 27, 2011 01:56 am at 1:56 am |