Murderer and Would-Be Presidential Assassin Freed by Owen | 2049, 10 Sep 1616 | Law | 0 CommentsLovely. Justice? John Hinckley Jr, the man who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan, has been released from a psychiatric hospital after 35 years. […] Associated Press reported that he had arrived at her home having been freed on Saturday. […] Mr Reagan was shot in the lung, but recovered. His press secretary James Brady was shot in the head, suffered brain damage and used a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Mr Brady’s death in 2014 at the age of 73 was ruled to be a homicide, but no further charges against Hinckley were brought. Two law enforcement officers suffered less serious injuries in the shooting.