No Murder Charge in James S. Brady Death

On Friday, federal prosecutors said they will not charge John W. Hinckley Jr. with murder in the death of James S. Brady, a former Reagan press secretary who was shot in Hinckley’s 1981 attempt on Reagan's life. A medical examiner found that Brady’s death in August was caused by the old gunshot wounds. “The decision was made following a review of applicable law, the history of the case, and the circumstances of Mr. Brady’s death, including recently finalized autopsy findings,” the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement.