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Would-Be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley No Longer a Threat?

John Hinckley Jr. -abc news photo

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

The man who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan “would not pose a significant risk” if given more freedom from the mental hospital he resides at, a forensic psychologist testified Tuesday in federal court in D.C.

The psychologist, Paul Montalbano. testified during the 11th day of proceedings which sought to determine how much time John Hinckley Jr.–the would-be assassin–can spend visiting his mother in Virginia and whether he might eventually be released as an outpatient permanently, CNN reports.

After the 1981 shootings of President Ronald Reagan, press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and D.C. cop Thomas Delahanty, Hinckley was found guilty by reason of insanity.

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