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Waffle House shooter found guilty on 4 counts of murder

Travis Reinking
Posted at 5:15 PM, Feb 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-04 19:16:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people at a Nashville Waffle House in a 2018 early morning attack has been found guilty on four counts of 1st-degree murder.

A jury returned the verdict Friday after about four hours of deliberations.

Travis Reinking did not dispute the details of the shooting, which was caught on surveillance video and witnessed by numerous people.

But he had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Evidence showed the 33-year-old Reinking had schizophrenia and had suffered delusions for years, believing that unknown people were tormenting him.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Reinking was calm and cooperative after his arrest, able to understand and respond to commands.

The same jury that convicted Reinking will decide his fate.

He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. However, the jury may decide Reinking could be eligible for parole after 51 full calendar years.