Reagan Assassination Attempt Revisited

John Hinckley, convicted of trying to kill President Reagan, goes before judge.
1:35 | 11/30/11

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The men who tried to kill president Ronald Reagan John Hinckley was in court today asking a judge for still more freedom. Hinckley has made these requests before but today -- -- -- revelation. About his behavior when he's out on the street. ABC's Pierre Thomas is in Washington. At today's hearing prosecutors revealed that last summer the Secret Service head John Hinckley under surveillance. -- -- was on an approved leave from a mental hospital. -- was visiting his mother in Williamsburg Virginia when he faked going to the movies but instead. Headed to a Barnes & Noble where he read books about President Reagan and presidential assassinations. -- that obsessed. What -- a reasonable person would say. He might well wanted to try something else. Authorities also claim it was concerning. That -- searched the Internet for photographs of his email Dennis Hinckley is currently living in a Washington DC mental hospital. For shooting President Reagan and nearly killing former white house Press Secretary James Brady. -- found not guilty by reason of insanity. -- attorney said the government is you know -- and that his psychosis is in remission. They believe he should have whole business of 24 days at a time -- eventually live outside the hospital full time. Today -- prosecutor read from a 1980s -- in -- diary. Of his doctors he said they will never know the true John Hinckley. It's now up to a federal just to determine the true John Hinckley in the peace should eventually be free. The year Thomas ABC news Washington.

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