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Reagan Shooter will not be charged in James Brady death

John Hinckley, the man known as the one who nearly ended the life of President Ronald Reagan as well as press secretary, James Brady will not face charges in the death of Brady; U.S. legal officials on Friday, ruled out charging Hinckley in the death of James Brady. Brady’s death last summer was ruled a homicide, even though it happened more than 30 years after Brady was shot. In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity of all charges against him. Shortly thereafter, he was committed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, where he remains today.

The gunshot left Brady partially paralyzed and his death last August at age 73 was attributed to wounds from the shooting outside a Washington hotel. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington released a statement deciding not to seek charges against Hinckley was made after a thorough review of the law, case and the circumstances of Brady’s death. Hinckley’s attorney did not share any surprise by the decision the Attorney’s office made, given the length of time since the attack. Hinckley, 59, has been at St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital for more than 32 years. Read more at


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