Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house

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FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley, who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be spending more than half his time outside a mental hospital and more time unsupervised under a judge’s order Hinckley’s lawyer called a “milestone.” (AP […]

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother’s house.

U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman ordered Friday that John Hinckley Jr. can live by himself or with others within 75 miles of Williamsburg, Virginia. Hinckley left a mental hospital to live with his mother in Williamsburg in 2016.

Friedman loosened some of the restrictions Hinckley has been living under. But Hinckley still must follow various conditions while his doctors continue to keep a close eye on him.

Doctors must give approval to where Hinckley decides to live. And he still must meet at least twice a month with a social worker, a psychiatrist and a therapist. He can’t own a gun or consume alcohol or drugs.
 

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