John Hinckley JR. By: Marissa Studer and Michela Johnson

DOB: May 29, 1955 (age 61) in Ardmore Oklahoma.

He lived with a wealthy family in Dallas. He lived with his mother Jo Ann Moore, his father John Warnock, his older sister Diane and his older brother Scott. Both his brother and sister graduated college and were successful, while John dropped out of college and became an unsuccessful songwriter. He even had an imaginary girlfriend named Lynn Collins. Because he was so unsuccessful he moved back in with his parents. John then started to purchase multiple weapons and was soon put on anti-depressants to deal with emotional issues. John eventually became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver. In the movie a disturbed protagonist Travis Bickle plots to assassinate a presidential candidate. This resulted in his fascination with Jodie Foster, who played a child prostitute in the film. He began to stalk her trying to talk to her however he failed miserably. The only way he thought he could get her attention was by doing something that had historical significance so they could be seen as “equals.” This is when John Hinckley decided he would attempt to assassinate the recently elected president Ronald Reagan.

CRIME ACCUSED OF: Attempted first degree murder?

DEFENSE PLEA: John Hinckley's pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity

VERDICT: At his trial in 1982, in Washington, D.C., having been charged with 13 offenses, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity on June 21.


-John attempted suicide 3 separate times

-August 4, 2014 - The Former Reagan Press Secretary James Brady dies at the age of 73. A Virginia medical examiner rules Brady's death a homicide. Authorities are investigating the death.

-Not only the president was hit he wounded police officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and critically wounded press secretary James Brady

-The bullet that hit Ronald Reagan in his left lung didn’t initially hit, it actually ricochet in the limousine he was in then striking him


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