The man who shot President Ronald Reagan 40 years ago is one step closer to being a free man.
A judge has approved John Hinckley’s unconditional release in 2022.
That’ll be happening in June 2022.
For now, he will continue to be monitored.
The shooting that wounded Reagan happened in 1981 outside a hotel in the nation’s capital.
Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has had restrictions on him gradually lifted over the last number of years.
FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo, John Hinckley arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan say he plans to ask a federal court to allow him to live without conditions in a home with his mother and brother in Virginia. Hinckley’s lawyers stated in a court filing on Thursday April 8, 2021, that he wants to set up a status call as soon as possible in hopes of scheduling a hearing for unconditional release. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Sept 27th 20221