NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
28th August, 1981: John Hinckley pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to kill President Reagan and two other men outside a Washington hotel last
March. A Federal Grand Jury indicted him four days ago. Judge Barrington Parker signed an order declaring Hinckley mentally competent to participate in the proceedings.
[In June, 1982 John Hinckley was found not guilty of all thirteen charges on the grounds of insanity. He was allegedly infatuated with Jodie Foster. As of November, 2011 he was still in a psychiatric hospital.]