In 1981 John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, a secret service agent, and a police officer were injured. Brady’s death in 2014 was ruled a homicide due to complications from Hinckley’s shot.
A year later a jury found Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity. After trial, he was committed to a psychiatric hospital until 2016. Since then, he was mandated to live with his mother.
Hinckley, now 66, was cleared by a federal judge to be released from court-ordered restrictions this summer. In 2021, the Reagan Presidential Foundation And Institute issued a press release opposing his full release.
He’s trying his hand at music and has posted several videos on YouTube.
According media reports, Hinckley is preparing to perform at a sold out Brooklyn, NY show this summer.