WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan more than 30 years ago says he'd like to be known as something other than a would-be assassin.
John Hinckley made his remarks to a doctor who interviewed him at a Washington mental hospital.
The statement and other pieces of information about Hinckley's life are part of hundreds of pages of documents prepared in advance of recent court hearings on whether he should be allowed more freedom. Government lawyers have argued Hinckley's visits to his mother's home in Williamsburg, Va., should be kept to 10 days.
Hinckley is asking for more time away from the hospital.
Hinckley shot and wounded Reagan in 1981.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.