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Reagan's would-be assassin moving to Williamsburg

Reagan's would-be assassin moving to Williamsburg

Williamsburg made international news this week when a federal judge released would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. from a mental health facility hospital to come live in Kingsmill with his aging mother.

Under the terms of his release, he could arrive in town as early as Friday.

Although Hinckley has been spending up to 17 days a month visiting Williamsburg, some residents are not pleased.

“The humanitarian side of me says he ought to be released. The logical side says no,” said Joe Mann, a 26-year resident of Kingsmill. “The risk is higher than the reward. The reward is only to him, and the risk is to everyone around him.”

On Friday, Hinckley's lawyer,...