Psychiatrist says Hinckley has had risky romances
John Hinckley Jr. is seen in a 2003 file photo.
January 31st, 2012
03:42 AM ET

Psychiatrist says Hinckley has had risky romances

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.

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  1. gung hoe

    From what I undestand some woman are drawn to murderers

    January 31, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    @gung hoe

    Yeah. Drawn to murderers, money mongers, drug addicts, confidence men, womanizers, corrupt men.
    I guess that narrows the field quite a bit for the < 10% of men that are looking for real women, real committment for the long haul. Which apparently Hinckely doesn't fall into this category.
    I don't understand what part of the word "NO" Hinckely and these shrinks and the court system doesn't understand.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lonely lady

    Ooooo. Risky romances. Sounds dreamy.

    January 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    6 visits per month of 24 days. So he'd basically be out almost all the time, if this gets apprioved.

    January 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Why are they releasing an assasin!? He should never be allowed to see daylight!!

    January 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Attempted assasinaton, but that's beside the point...I agree.

      January 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Clydster

    Women like the bad boy image. Some wimen like the idea of being with these type of guys. It goes to show there insecurities

    January 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rooney©

    Yeah, kind of like some men like bimbos.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mike B

    That John Hickley, he's so crazy!

    February 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |