President Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr. granted full-time release

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man with Colorado ties who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, "full-time covalescent leave" from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

The order allows Hinckley to live full time in Williamsburg, Va., but still under certain restrictions.

Hinckley opened fire on Reagan and outside a Washington hotel in 1981. Reagan, then-press secretary Jim Brady, a police officer and a Secret Service agent were injured in the shooting.

Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and placed in a mental hospital.

For more than a year, Hinckley has been allowed to spend 17 days a month at his mother's home. He will now live there full time.

Hinckley's parents lived in Evergreen at the time of the shooting before moving to the East Coast to be closer to their son.