JOHN HINCKLEY, JR. Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Name: John Warnock Hinckley                                                           
Born: May 29, 1955 Ardmore, Oklahoma                                                 
John Warnock Hinckley, Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is a United States citizen who         
attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan at Washington, D.C. on         
March 30, 1981, as the culmination of an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster.     
He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has remained under                 
institutional psychiatric care since then.                                           
John Hinckley, Jr. was born on May 29, 1955, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and grew up       
in Texas.[1] He went to Highland Park High School in Dallas County, Texas. The       
family, owners of the Hinckley Oil company, later moved to Colorado. An off-and-on   
student at Texas Tech University from 1972 to 1980, in 1975 he headed to Los         
Angeles in the hope of becoming a songwriter. These efforts were unsuccessful,       
and his letters home to his parents were full of tales of misfortune and pleas       
for money. He also spoke of a girlfriend, Lynn Collins, who turned out to be a       
complete fabrication. He returned home to his parents' house in Evergreen,           
Colorado, before the year was out. Over the next few years he developed a             
pattern of living on his own for a while and then returning home broke.