John Hinckley Jr, the man who shot and wounded former US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been freed from court oversight, officially concluding decades of supervision by legal and mental health professionals . "After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, freedom at last!!!," he wrote on Twitter. The lifting of all restrictions had been expected since late September. US District Court Judge Paul L Friedman in Washington had said he would free Hinckley if he continued to remain mentally stable in the community in Virginia where he has lived since 2016. Hinckley, who was acquitted by reason of insanity, spent the decades before that in a Washington mental hospital. READ MORE: US judge will grant unconditional release of would-be Reagan assassin John W Hinckley Jr Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr to be freed after 35 years Former US first lady Nancy Reagan, wife of Ronald Reagan, dies aged 94 Hospital backs bid for man who shot Ronald Reagan to be released Freedom for Hinckley will include giving a concert – he plays guitar and sings – in Brooklyn, New York, that’s scheduled for July. He’s already gained nearly 30,000 followers on Twitter and YouTube in recent months… Read full this story
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