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Thu May 19, 2022, 02:29 PM

Waffle House shooting: Illinois man convicted of giving son rifle he used to kill 4

Source: Associated Press

Illinois man convicted of giving son rifle he used to kill 4

May 19, 2022

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces up to three years in prison after being convicted of illegally giving his son an assault-style rifle he later used to shoot and kill four people in 2018 at a Waffle House in Tennessee.

A judge convicted Jeffrey Reinking last week of illegal delivery of a firearm to a person who had been treated for mental illness within the past five years, the ( Peoria) Journal Star reported. He remains free on bond pending his sentencing, which is set for June 17.

During Reinking’s May 13 bench trial, Tazewell County prosecutors argued that the rural Morton, Illinois, man knew his son, Travis Reinking, had undergone mental health treatment in 2016.

In May 2016, police and fire personnel responded to a pharmacy parking lot in Morton where Travis Reinking told officers he believed singer Taylor Swift was stalking him and had hacked into his cellphone.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-health-shootings-tennessee-mental-b06a03d41c3d8a43452ebfa723b79caa

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Thu May 19, 2022, 02:33 PM

1. Good. Now if we could see more law suits against gun dealers, instructors, manufacturers, etc.

 

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Thu May 19, 2022, 02:38 PM

2. I'm Guessing That In TN There Would Have Been No Charges

But with a 3 Yr maximum, I wouldn't be surprised to see him get a 6 Month sentence at the most, in IL. Heck, maybe even just probation.

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