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USMultiple lawsuits filed against father of suspected Waffle House killer accused of supplying rifle

22:55  23 april  2019
22:55  23 april  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Two lawsuits were filed Monday against the father of the Waffle House gunman accused of killing four people last year in Tennessee. The lawsuits allege that Travis Reinking used a rifle that dad Jeffrey Reinking gave him, according to the Journal Star newspaper. Travis Reinking had recently

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Two lawsuits were filed Monday against the father of the Waffle House gunman accused of killing four people last year in Tennessee.

The lawsuits allege that Travis Reinking used a rifle that dad Jeffrey Reinking gave him, according to the Journal Star newspaper. Travis Reinking had recently been released from a hospital’s mental health unit at the time of the shooting, and prosecutors say it was against state law for his father to give him the weapon.

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The lawsuits were filed in Tazewell County by Sharita Henderson, who was one of four people wounded in the attack, and by Shirl Baker, the mother of victim DeEbony Groves. The legal actions were filed exactly one year after the mass shooting at the Nashville restaurant.

Travis Reinking, who is from Illinois, is facing four charges of criminal homicide. His father has been charged in Illinois with unlawful delivery of a firearm.

Both father and son have been slammed with multiple lawsuits. A judge ruled in November that Travis Reinking was found liable in a $100 million wrongful death suit filed by the mother of 23-year-old Akilah DaSilva, who was killed in the attack.

The lawsuit accused both father and son of “unconscionable conduct.”

“At the time that Jeffrey Reinking returned the Bushmaster XM-15 rifle to Travis Reinking, both defendants had the intent and knowledge of the other’s intent to accomplish by concert an unlawful purpose, or to accomplish by concert a lawful purpose by unlawful means,” read the lawsuit.

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