Judge Considers Releasing Hinckley from Restricctions09/27/2021 A federal judge is considering whether the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan should be unconditionally released from the restrictions he's been living under. John Hinckley Jr. was 25 when he attacked the president. Jurors found him not guilty by reason of insanity. Now he's 66, and he's been living in Williamsburg, Virginia, since leaving a Washington hospital five years ago. Doctors oversee his medication and therapy. He can’t have a gun. And he can't travel far without informing his doctors. Hinckley's lawyer says he no longer posses a threat. Prosecutors have opposed ending restrictions. A hearing was scheduled for today.