NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is being set free from a mental hospital.
CBS News is reporting that a judge granted John Hinckley Jr. full-time release from a psychiatry facility in Washington, D.C.
Hinkley was born in Oklahoma, but moved to Texas when he was 4-years-old. He grew up in University Park and was elected class president twice at University Park High School and graduated from there in 1973.
FBI officials say Hinkley bought the 22-caliber revolver used to shoot President Reagan at Rocky’s Pawn Shop in Dallas.
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