A federal judge will consider whether John
Hinckley can continue visiting his parents in Williamsburg at a
hearing today in Washington.
U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman had loosened restrictions in
December on the 51 year old who shot President Reagan. He allowed
Hinckley to leave a mental hospital in Washington to spend seven
overnight visits, each of several days duration, with his parents.
The government now argues that Hinckley's parents are having
health problems, calling into question their ability to supervise
their son on his extended visits home.
The government wants to block any more until a full evidentiary
hearing can be held.
Hinckley said he shot Reagan in 1981 to impress actress Jodie
Foster. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.