Secret Service logs show Hinckley on good behavior

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013
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A hearing on expanding Hinckley's visits was held in late 2011 and early 2012. It continued for three days in February this year after the plan for Hinckley's time away had to be modified.

The documents made public Wednesday show the Secret Service trailed Hinckley during eight visits to his mother's home. The days are random, according to the Secret Service documents, but show patterns.

When Hinckley goes for a visit he leaves Saint Elizabeths on Saturdays around 10:30 a.m., getting picked up by his mother and a hired driver, often in a black Lincoln town car. While at her home he volunteers for four hours on some mornings at Eastern State Hospital doing food service work. Before returning to Saint Elizabeths he gets diet Coke and cat food, sometimes as many as 14 cases of canned food, to feed cats that live on the hospital's grounds. And on his way back to the hospital, he's been a customer at a Wendy's in Fredericksburg more than once. Another document filed with the court shows him starting music therapy and painting lessons while in Williamsburg.

U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman will ultimately decide whether to expand Hinckley's release privileges. He has not said when he will rule.

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