USA Today is reporting that the death of James Brady, the former press secretary of president Ronald Reagan, is a homicide, stemming from the shooting that left Brady partially paralyzed in 1981.
WASHINGTON--The death of James Brady has been ruled a homicide resulting from John Hinckley Jr.'s attempted 1981 assassination of President Ronald Reagan, the Virginia Medical Examiner ruled Friday.So, why are the DC Police investigating? We know that Hinckley shot Brady. He's been tried for the crime and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. That ship has left the port. It's done, it's over.
As a result, D.C. Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of the former White House press secretary and gun control icon. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the shooting that left Brady partially paralyzed.
My condolences to the Brady family. From all accounts, James Brady was a honorable, decent man. He and I may have disagreed on a number of issues, but that doesn't detract from his honor, or his decency. May he rest in peace.