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John Hinckley Wants More Unsupervised Visits to Mother’s Va. Home

John Hinckley Jr. -abc news photo

By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — John Hinckley Jr., the Jodie Foster-obsessed gunman who shot President Reagan in 1981, wants more unsupervised visits to his mother’s home in Virginia, according to a court filing on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington.

The court papers filed by attorney Barry Levine asks a federal judge to grant the  55-year-old more unsupervised visits. The papers noted that Hinckley had been granted 12 unsupervised visits, but used them all up. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity. The filing was first reported by the Associated Press.

“This Court’s July 20, 2009 Order granted Mr. Hinckley a total of twelve (12) visits to his mother’s home for a duration of nine nights,” attorney Levine wrote. “Mr. Hinckley has recently completed his twelfth visit, and therefore is unable to continue progressing with the therapeutic and transitional goals of the visits unless and until there is further relief form this Court.”

“Like his prior conditional release visits, each and every one of Mr. Hinckley’s twelve visits under the July 20, 2009 Court Order were completed in full and faithful compliance with the Court’s order, without any manifestation of mental disease or danger to himself or others, as has been reported to this Court.”

“Consequently, the Hospital is preparing a petition to this Court to request that Mr. Hinckley be given additional time in the area of his mother’s home toward the goal of fully transitioning Mr. Hinckley there.

“During the pendency of the preparation of the petition, Mr. Hinckley and the Hospital respectfully request that this Court enter an Order granting him interim relief of additional visits until such time as the Court enters a new order in order for Mr. Hinckley to maintain his therapeutic and transitional goals.”

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