Family of Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. Can't Afford Legal Bills

The family of John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three others, told NBC DFW that they can’t afford his legal bills. On Friday Hinckley’s lawyers filed a motion in federal court asking to withdraw from his case. They said there were significant outstanding legal bills from the ongoing court battle over whether Hinckley can spend more time away from the psychiatric hospital he was committed to after the shooting in 1981. On Saturday, the family told NBC 5 Investigators that “thirty years of legal battles have exhausted the financial resources available to pay the fees and expenses associated with John's ongoing legal proceedings. We will continue to support John in every way possible." A federal judge is expected to rule this fall on Hinckley's request for more visitation with his mother who lives in Virginia.

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