No criminal charges for John Hinkley, Jr.

Federal prosecutors say they will not pursue criminal charges against John Hinckley, Jr. in last year’s death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who Hinkley shot and paralyzed in his 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan. Brady’s 2014 death was controversially ruled a homicide related to injuries received in the 1981 shooting.

The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said that because Hinckley was found not guilty of the shootings by reason of insanity, prosecutors cannot now argue that he was sane at the time he carried them out.

How about “guilty but insane?”

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