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Reagan shooter Hinckley will soon leave hospital for good

  • FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 19, 2015 file photo, John Hinckley gets into his mother's car in front of a recreation center in Williamsburg, Va. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber, File)

    FILE - In this March 19, 2015 file photo, John Hinckley gets into his mother's car in front of a recreation center in Williamsburg, Va. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 18, 2015 file photo, the home of John Hinckley's mother in the Kingsmill resort in Williamsburg, Va. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber, File)

    FILE - In this March 18, 2015 file photo, the home of John Hinckley's mother in the Kingsmill resort in Williamsburg, Va. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber, File)  (The Associated Press)

In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time.

John Hinckley Jr. has already been living with his 90-year-old mother at her home overlooking a golf course in Williamsburg, Virginia, for 17 days each month. Thanks to a judge's order on Wednesday, he'll be able to live there full time, starting as early as Aug. 5.

Hinckley was 25 and had suffered from psychosis and depression for several years when he shot President Ronald Reagan and three others outside a Washington hotel on March 30, 1981. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.