The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is "clinically ready" to live fulltime outside a mental hospital, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday.
John Hinckley Jr. has been in "full and stable remission" for more than two decades, his lawyer Barry Levine argued.
Prosecutor Colleen Kennedy argued to the contrary, saying more restrictions and conditions are needed to keep both Hinckley and others safe.
Hinckley was 25 when a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity in the assassination attempt. Ever since, he's lived at St. Elizabeths, a Washington mental hospital. But for a dozen years now, he's gradually been given more...