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No Federal Appeal on Hinckley's Visits Home

THE NATION | IN BRIEF / WASHINGTON, D.C.

January 17, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

The Justice Department will not appeal a judge's decision allowing John W. Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Reagan, to visit his parents without the presence of staff from a mental hospital.

In a 50-page ruling Dec. 17, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman granted Hinckley, 48, six unsupervised visits in the Washington area. However, he attached some strict conditions and rejected Hinckley's request to travel to his parents' home in Williamsburg, Va., about three hours south of the nation's capital.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday January 22, 2004 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 62 words Type of Material: Correction
Hinckley decision -- A news brief in Section A on Saturday about the Justice Department's decision not to appeal a judge's ruling that granted John W. Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Reagan, permission to visit his parents without supervision omitted the first name and identification of Channing Phillips. Phillips is chief of staff of the U.S. attorney's office in Washington.

Phillips wouldn't comment on whether any visits had taken place. Friedman's decision was sharply criticized by Reagan's family and relatives of others who had been shot.

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