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James Brady Passes

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  1. duxrule
  2. Vitalogy

    Death of Reagan press secretary James Brady ruled homicide - police.

    A Virginia medical examiner has ruled the death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide resulting from the 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan, a Washington police spokesman said on Friday.

    Police are investigating Brady's death on Monday as a homicide because of the ruling, Officer Hugh Carew said. Depending on the results of the investigation, gunman John Hinckley Jr., 59, could be charged with Brady's death.

    Brady, then Reagan's press secretary, was shot in the head by Hinckley during the assassination attempt. He became an outspoken gun control advocate and died in Alexandria, Virginia, at 73.

    Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982 for the Washington shooting, which left Brady partially paralyzed. Reagan, a police officer and a Secret Service agent were also wounded.

    Hinckley shot Reagan in an attempt to impress Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster, with whom he was obsessed. He was diagnosed with major depression, and psychotic and narcissistic personality disorders.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 06:50 PM #
  3. RadioBuggie

    ..and there's no statute of limitations here either, correct? -

    - Say goodnight J.H. scumbag

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 10:53 PM #
  4. skeptical

    While I'd never wish for a death of a president, I do wonder what things would be like gun-law wise if Reagan died in that shooting.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 11:57 PM #
  5. Skybill9

    With any luck this will be the end of the Brady Bunch.

    Posted on August 9, 2014 - 01:51 AM #