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Bundy Tells of Receiving Hinckley Letters

April 15, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Triple murderer Theodore Bundy told Secret Service agents that he received three or four letters from presidential assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. during an exchange of mail last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Assistant U.S. Atty. Roger Adelman said in court that Bundy, awaiting execution in Florida for three 1978 killings, told the Secret Service that Hinckley began writing him in May, 1986.

U.S. District Judge Barrington Parker convened the emergency hearing after Hinckley's lawyers complained that Secret Service agents served their client with an unauthorized subpoena earlier in the day.

Federal prosecutors, who Monday night obtained two letters Hinckley received from Bundy, are seeking more evidence of correspondence with the Florida Death Row inmate to document their opposition to Hinckley's bid to make an unescorted visit to his family. He is being held in St. Elizabeths Hospital, where he was sent for shooting President Reagan in 1981.

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