OLD WOUNDS

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.