A Matched Pair of Gunmen

Hinckley and Chapman have their days in court

The whole world analyzed their perverted reach for infamy, which was precisely their point. As their lives were searched out in the glare of hideous celebrity, they became a matched pair, similar in age, appearance and murderous intent. Last week, almost in tandem, they had their days in court. In Washington, John Warnock Hinckley Jr., 26, pleaded not guilty to the attempted assassination of President Reagan. His lawyers were granted 30 days to plan a defense. In New York, Mark David Chapman, 26, pleaded guilty and was given 20 years to life for the...

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