Skip to comments.Death of James Brady, Reagan press secretary, ruled a homicide
Posted on 08/08/2014 5:09:09 PM PDT by ColdOne
A medical examiner has ruled the recent death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, a homicide, raising the possibility John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with murder.
Members of the Metropolitan Police Departments Homicide Branch, the United States Attorneys Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are reviewing the case, according to a police press release issued Friday.
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Huh. So then if I die when I hit 73, does that mean the VC who shot me finally got a confirmed kill?
Politics rears its ugly head.
This changing things. No more weekend passes eh Johnny boy?!
This one has his wife written all over it (again).
i don’t care, fox is now running satire.
IIRC, a victim must die within a year and a day in order for the death to be ruled a murder.
Depends on the state.
Only if the reason you died was related to the bullet.
In California there is sort of a statute of limitation if the death is not immediate.
“194. To make the killing either murder or manslaughter, it is not requisite that the party die within three years and a day after the stroke received or the cause of death administered. If death occurs beyond the time of three years and a day, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the killing was not criminal. The prosecution shall bear the burden of overcoming this presumption. In the computation of time, the whole of the day on which the act was done shall be reckoned the first.”
This is at the state level though. Apparently the federal level is variable if you are Sarah Brady and you lose your stage prop.
LOL! That’s great!
Only if they can ID the shooter
I sort of doubt that James Brady died any earlier than he normally would have - he was overweight all those years ago. I think they’re reaching for their own agenda.
Chances are, I most likely will die earlier than most thanks to that VC bullet - tends to to throw off blood clots periodically. I count each new day as a gift.
Until I hear more, I’m going to assume the media overreacted to a technical term in the autopsy. I’ll bet this goes away.
73 is not exactly young.
And I'll wager that his death was natural, not related to the bullet in any way.
O/T a bit, but:
There have been convictions for murder when a person isn't even physically harmed.
As in a violent robbery and the shopkeeper has a fatal heart attack, due to the stress.
So, Harcourt Fenton Mud croacted, eh.
If he died from an infected pressure ulcer, or a deep vein thrombosis leading to a pulmonary embolism, or pneumonia because of limited lung expansion, you might make the case that the crippling injury he suffered was the cause of his death.
I’m fine with this.
Don’t try to assassinate or kill someone, and you’ll never have to worry about it.
James Brady suffered greatly before he died. The shooter deserves to suffer now.
Mrs. Brady will turn this into a cash cow....now that she doesn’t have him to exploit.
Thanks, heard on the radio today.
I call BS. This is obviously agenda driven.
Maybe he bled to death waiting for the police to respond.
I’m fine with the murder charge for a decades-old act, too, if you can tie the injury to the cause of death. What I’m confused about is how they expect to convict when he was already found not guilty by reason of insanity. Would that decision not stand, and would this not be retrying him for the same act, with merely a higher charge?
That was the rule at common law, but many states have changed it by statute.
“Maybe he bled to death waiting for the police to respond.”
I find it interesting that he was able to stay alive all of these years. But now that Obamacare is in place.....
Just because someone is judged insane doesn’t mean a homicide didn’t take place. I don’t the facts of what the ME found. Since Hinckly was found insane I doubt there will be a retrial.
...and now I’m more confused than ever. Guess there is no substitute for reading the article.
Interesting... Was he being treated at the VA, or was it obamacare that was the cause of death?
That never occurred to me but I'll bet the clothes on my back that you're right.I despise that woman more than just about any person alive today.
LOL. Only a Marine. ;-)
I guess we don't really know if they expect to bring charges.
Even if they can't bring charges, though, if he died as a result of the shooting, it should say "homicide" on his death certificate.
The truth is the truth, no matter what.
Maybe Mr. Brady's children could sue the shooter? My understanding is that the shooter's family has (or had) quite a bit of money.
I was a kid when President Reagan was shot. One of the most upsetting, saddest days of my life. I know precisely where I was when I heard it and remember feeling shocked out of my skin. I have less than no sympathy for the shooter, whose name I choose to not even write.
He tried to kill an elected president. There are few acts more un-American than what he did. He should not be out going to movies and spending weekends on vacation.
The shooting was in DC, so federal law would apply. Unless there was a specific statue changing the rule, the common law rule would still apply. Regardless, I don't think that there is a 21 years and a day rule in any state.
FWIW, California changed it to 3 years and a day.
Nothing personal, but that attitude is un-American!
The POTUS should not be any more important than the guy who works the midnight shift @ 7-11. We used to understand that in America. I was always proud that Hinckley got a fair trial, even if I didn't like the outcome.
Nowadays, they shoot trespassers on sight near our rulers.
I’m all for keeping Hinckley locked up. But this has the stink of James’ skiffy wife. She can’t quit politicking even when her husband has been dead for a day. She’s every bit the pig that Billary is.
Unless you’re a good lib with all kinds of connections. They were all jacked-up about trying GW Bush for war crimes until it was pointed out that he didn’t deviate from the plan that the UN voted ‘for’ unanimously.
And Jodie Foster movies are right out!
As I recall, Dan Rather reported Brady died on the day of the shooting.
She is dead too.
Ignore my comment. My mother dropped me on my head and I was thinking of some other person.
Isn’t 33 years pretty obviously ex post facto?
Progressives want to use the corpse for gun control.
Another ‘stat’ for his wife.
Personally, the office holder may not be more important than any other individual, but the office is more that one man.
Taking away the representative that a majority of Americans voted for is un-American in the extreme.
This is why people get so bent out of shape when President Obama disrespects the office. It isn’t about him.
It’s clear, then, that America’s mothers are all guilty of homicide, since they gave birth to children in a world in which death is inevitable.
“Huh. So then if I die when I hit 73, does that mean the VC who shot me finally got a confirmed kill?”
Was the shooter a Democrat? An Obama contributor?
Very interesting that we can put a local slant on it here in Cincy. Remember the “bored teens” case who beat the man to within an inch of his life. He died less than a year after the beating but the ME/DA came out and said the man “died of natural causes” and no further charges will be sought against the bored teens. Mind you they served some house arrest, and had to write a book report. I believe at least one has been arrested again since the beating.