Multiple media outlets are reporting that former White House Press Secretary James Brady’s death has been ruled a homicide. He passed away earlier this week — more than 33 years after being shot by John Hinckley Jr. during an assassination attempt on President Reagan.

https://twitter.com/nbcwashington/status/497849277675483137

Needless to say, the medical examiner’s ruling has come as a surprise to many:

According to NBC Nightly News:

Can Hinckley actually be charged?

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