John W. Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Reagan, wants a girlfriend and his father wants him to marry.
Hinckley’s desires, along with his thwarted efforts to woo women, were revealed during a federal court hearing into his bid for visits to his parents’ Virginia home, a three-hour drive from the Washington hospital where he has spent more than two decades since shooting Reagan and four other people. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982.
Asst. U.S. Atty. Thomas Zeno said Hinckley “wants to have intimate contact. His parents want him to date, his father wants him to get married.”