Hinckley Found Not Guilty
June 21, 1982
John Hinckley, Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity. He had shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan and James Brady in an attempt impress actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley had developed an obsession with Foster after seeing the film Taxi Driver.
He was sentenced to institutional psychiatric care, from which he was released in 2016 to live full-time at his mother’s home.