Today in History: April 27, 1982

Hinckley Goes On Trial

John Hinckley Jr., 26, of Colorado, faces trial for the attempted murder of President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. The shooting occurred outside the Washington Hilton Hotel in D.C., where Reagan was to give a speech. Also injured were press secretary James Brady and Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy. Hinckley will plead not guilty by reason of insanity and will be acquitted. He remains confined to a psychiatric hospital in D.C.