In 1982, John W. Hinckley, Jr., who on March 30, 1981, shot President Ronald Reagan and three others outside a Washington, D.C., hotel, was found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity. In the trial, Hinckley’s defense attorneys argued that their client was ill with a personality disorder, and was obsessed with actress, Jodie Foster. Hinckley fired six shots at the president, hitting Reagan in the left lung.


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