The Virginia Medical Examiner has ruled James Brady’s death a homicide. This means that the shooter, John Hinckley Jr., could face murder charges. Hinckley has been receiving psychiatric care at St. Elizabeths hospital in Washington since he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982.
Since this news broke a few hours ago, I have read articles calling this ruling ridiculous, while others are saying that it makes sense. What are your thoughts? Is it reasonable to rule his death a homicide over 30 years after the crime was committed?
Brady, a gun control icon behind The Brady Campaign, was shot during the assassination attempt of President Reagan. Brady was hit in the head with a bullet and left partially paralyzed. Brady died on Monday from complications due to the injuries sustained in 1981.