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John Hinckley Jr.

(CNN) — A federal judge will allow John Hinckley, the man who shot and severely wounded President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, more time away from a Washington psychiatric hospital to visit his mother in Virginia.

His periodic visits are currently restricted to 10 days at a time. He now will be permitted 17-day visits to Williamsburg.

Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings of Reagan, White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and police officer Thomas Delahanty.

All survived the attack, but Brady was left permanently disabled.



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