John Hinckley Jr.

attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan (born 1955)
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John Warnock Hinckley, Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. On March 30, 1981, shortly after Reagan was elected, Hinckley shot at Reagan in Washington, D.C. Reagan was injured, but recovered quickly. Hinckley was tried, but was found not guilty, due to his insanity. He said the reason he shot the President was to get the attention of actress Jodie Foster, of whom he was a fan.

Hinckley in March 1981

Hinckley has schizophrenia,[1] dysthymia, narcissistic personality disorder and schizoid personality disorder. He also has borderline and passive-aggressive features.[2] He was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma.


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  2. Dementia suburbia