John Hinckley

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The lawyer for John Hinckley wants Ronald Reagan's attempted assassin to have longer unsupervised visits with his parents.

Hinckley has been allowed day trips away from a Washington mental health facility since last year.

Barry Levine Monday asked a federal judge to approve four-day unsupervised visits every two weeks to his parents' home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Levine also accuses government lawyers of spreading fear by arguing Hinckley remains a danger to the public.

Hinckley has been confined since trying to murder President Reagan and wounding White House aide James Brady and others in 1981. He was acquitted by reason of insanity in 1982.

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