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Officials at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, where Hinckley is a patient, have said that the mental illness that led him to shoot Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster has been in remission for decades. Hinckley has been allowed to leave the hospital to visit his mother’s home in Williamsburg, Virginia, and can now spend more than half of his time outside the hospital on such visits.

Levine doesn’t expect the homicide ruling to affect Hinckley continuing to be allowed to continue the visits.

“The court has found he has regained his mental health,” Levine said.

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Jones reported from Baltimore. Associated Press writer Pete Yost contributed to this story.