John Warnock Hinckley Jr., is an American man who tried to assassinate former United States President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981, two months after Reagan’s first inauguration. Using a .22 caliber revolver, John wounded then President Reagan, police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy. He moreover critically wounded White House Press Secretary, James Brady, who has been left utterly disabled since then.
John was reportedly looking for fame to impress actress Jodie Foster, with whom he had an obsessive fixation. He was found not accountable by objective of insanity and for over three a very long time, he remained beneath institutional psychiatric care.
Public outcry over the choice led to the 1984 Insanity Defense Reform Act of, which modified the ideas for consideration of psychological illness of defendants in Federal Criminal Court proceedings inside the United States.
In 2016, a federal resolve dominated John could be launched from psychiatric care as he won’t be thought-about a menace to himself or others, albeit with many circumstances.
Where Is John Hinckley Now?
John Hinckley is in the meanwhile pursuing a career in music. As a youthful grownup, he made unsuccessful efforts to alter right into a songwriter and years later, posted music on-line anonymously nevertheless acquired little curiosity.
In October 2020, a federal courtroom dominated that John may showcase and market his writings, work and music publicly beneath his private determine, nevertheless his remedy employees may rescind the present privilege. He has, since then, sustaining a YouTube channel for his music. The restrictions had been unconditionally lifted in June 2022.
John created a YouTube channel in December 2020, the place he has posted motion pictures of himself performing distinctive songs with a guitar and covers of songs paying homage to “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, by Elvis Presley and “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan. His subscribers totaled over 24,500 by late December 2021.
John has moreover continued to launch completely different distinctive songs on his YouTube channel. His reside reveals in 2022 had been canceled over issues of safety after the venues acquired threats.
Asbestos Records consider to launch a vinyl of John’s songs in Fall 2022.