Posted 3 years ago on Aug. 15, 2014, 5:59 p.m. EST by ThomasKent
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Death of Ronald Reagan’s press secretary has been ruled murder
The death of Ronald Reagan’s press secretary has been ruled murder 33 years AFTER he suffered a gunshot wound in an assassination attempt on the President.
James Brady died on Monday aged 73 in the Alexandria retirement community in Virginia where he had been living.
However the States's medical examiner’s office has now ruled his death was homicide as a result of the shooting by John W. Hinckley.
The 59-year-old gunman, who has been treated at St. Elizabeth's psychiatric hospital in Washington since 1981, could face new criminal charges.
Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity of all charges including those of attempted assassination of the President, assault on a federal officer, and use of a firearm in the commission of a federal offence.
Bill Miller, a spokesman for the US attorney’s office, said prosecutors are looking at the ruling and that his office could not comment further.
Brady family spokesman, Gail Hoffman, said she could not comment, adding, “Jim had been suffering health issues since the shooting.”