John Hinkley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was granted an unconditional release on Wednesday and plans to launch a music career.
U.S. District Judge had announced in September that Hinkley would be released unconditionally on June 15.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 15, 2022
“Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service Agent Timothy McCarthy, and policeman Thomas Delahanty were also wounded during the shooting. Brady — for whom the White House briefing room is named — was partially paralyzed for the rest of his life due to the attack,” The Daily Wire reported.
“Hinckley was found guilty by reason of insanity and initially sent to a mental hospital,” the report added.
After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT LAST!!!
— John Hinckley (@JohnHinckley20) June 15, 2022
Hinkley was given permission to live with his mother beginning in 2016. He started a YouTube channel in 2021 and now hopes to book shows and freely travel, beginning with a Brooklyn show in July.
The new announcement is a big change in the long-lasting story of a man who nearly ended Reagan’s presidency as it had barely begun, now hoping to do something positive with his life.