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James Brady's death ruled a homicide

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Former press secretary James Brady died Monday at the age of 73. (Source: CNN) Former press secretary James Brady died Monday at the age of 73. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - The Virginia medical examiner has ruled James Brady’s death a homicide.

That's because Brady’s death stems from gunshot wounds received in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

The former press secretary to Reagan died Monday at the age of 73.

John Hinckley shot Brady, Reagan, and two others outside a Washington hotel. Brady received a severe head wound, and was left partially paralyzed.

Hinckley was later found not guilty by reason of insanity. He is currently a patient at a psychiatric hospital.

D.C. police are now investigating the death as a homicide.

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