John Hinckley Jr, the guy who attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan, is to be released after 35 years on Saturday from a psychiatric hospital.
Mr Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity but was sent for treatment to a Washington hospital.
In July, a judge ruled that Mr Hinckley, now 61, wasn’t a risk to the public or himself.
Mr Hinckley had been spending 17 days per month under rigorous conditions at his mum’s home in Virginia.
As part of his release he’ll:
be prohibited from speaking to the press;
Have a week;
see a psychiatrist two times a month
The world was, shocked by just weeks into Ronald Reagan’s presidency, the shooting.
Mr Reagan was shot in the lung, but recuperated.
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 passing 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 serious injuries.
He’d shot at the president in an apparent bid to impress the actress Jodie Foster, with whom he had an obsession and whom he had subjected to what would now be termed stalking.
He was identified as having acute psychosis, major depression and narcissistic personality disorder
He’s experienced “full, stable and sustained remission” from the first two analyses for greater than two decades, the court reasoned
The hospital believes further inpatient treatment is “not appropriate therapeutically” for Mr Hinckley’s state
He’s prohibited from contacting their descendants, or any of his victims, and Jodie Foster and her family
He and his family are prohibited from speaking to the media