Ban upheld on things said by Hinckley after shooting

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling barring prosecutors from introducing in court statements made by accused presidential assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. after his arrest.

The court also prohibited the admission of a handwritten document seized from Mr. Hinckley's jail cell at the federal prison at Butner, N.C., July 23.

Federal prosecutors want to use the statements Hinckley made to law enforcement officials after he was seized to counter his insanity defense by showing he was lucid in the hours immediately after the assassination attempt.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK