Waffle House suspect deemed incompetent to stand trial

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The Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking has been found not fit to stand trial and is considered a danger to others, according to the results of his mental health evaluation. 

Reinking is also required to stay in a secure treatment center because he has not been cooperating with medication. Experts believe his mental health could be managed with medication.

If he does become competent with medication, experts will then notify the court. They will send a one week notice to the court before returning him to jail.

The trial cannot proceed until then. 

Reinking was admitted to the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute on July 12 to be evaluated. 

A Morton native, Reinking is charged with criminal homicide after a shooting spree that killed four people and wounded four more at a Waffle House Restaurant in Nashville in April.

Since the shooting, the families of two victims have filed suit against the suspect’s father, Jeffrey Reinking, who reportedly returned guns to Travis after his FOID card was revoked.

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