Hearings to determine whether John Hinckley Jr. should be granted more visits to his mother's home enter their 10th day Tuesday, a day after a psychiatrist questioned risky romantic relationships the presidential assailant had engaged in.
Hinckley, who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan in March 1981, is currently allowed to leave St. Elizabeth's Hospital for 10 days each month visiting his mother's home in a gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia. St. Elizabeth's proposal calls for that to increase to two visits of 17 days and then to be upped again to six visits of 24 days.
A federal judge is hearing testimony on whether Hinckley will be allowed to spend more time away from the mental hospital where he has been treated for three decades.
On Monday, a psychiatrist testified that he is opposed to the plan and he was concerned about the risks Hinckley's relationships with women cause.FULL STORY