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John Hinckley hearing to determine if Hinkley gets more time out

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan says his client has been spending too much time at a psychiatric hospital and should instead spend more time at his mother's Virginia home.

Barry Levine, a longtime attorney for John Hinckley, was taking part in a court hearing in Washington on Monday.

Lawyers are discussing whether Hinckley should be allowed to spend additional time away from the psychiatric hospital where he has lived since being found to be insane at the time he shot Reagan in 1981. Hinckley has been gradually given more freedom from Washington's St. Elizabeths Hospital. He is currently allowed to make 10-day visits to his mother's home in Williamsburg, Va.

Levine argued that Hinckley has earned more time in Virginia.

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