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November 30th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Reagan shooter John Hinckley seeks freedom – Paul Callan weighs in

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is seeking his freedom. Attorneys for John Hinckley will appear in court today.

Hinckley shot President Reagan six times on March 30th, 1981. He nearly died after one bullet landed just an inch from his heart.
Three others were injured in that shooting – including White House Press Secretary James Brady.

Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity. You may remember that he planned to kill Reagan in order to impress actress Jodie Foster. But Hinckley's doctors now say his mental problems are in remission.

This morning on American Morning, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan explains whether his request to live outside a mental facility could be granted.

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