John W. Hinckley Jr., who shot President Reagan in 1981, appeared in court seeking permission to visit his parents away from the mental hospital where he was been confined since 1982. Under the proposal, Hinckley, 42, would be released to his parents for monthly 12-hour visits. Psychologist Kirk Heilbrun said he is ready for the visits. However, Assistant U.S. Atty. Thomas Zeno questioned his progress and argued that Hinckley’s past behavior was too erratic. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attack that wounded Reagan, his press secretary, James S. Brady a Secret Service agent and a police officer.
Hinckley Seeks OK for Unescorted Visits
From Times Staff and Wire Reports