The 2018 Waffle House shooter was sentenced by a jury to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Saturday after being convicted of 16 charges including four counts of first-degree murder on Friday.
Travis Reinking tried to use an insanity defense but it was rejected. His four shooting victims’ families testified for two hours at the sentencing hearing.
Reinking could have been given a chance for parole after 51 years as a lighter sentence for his crimes.
There was evidence that Reinking planned the shooting before he did it and that he wanted to kill everyone in the restaurant.
He also suffered from schizophrenia and delusions, and entered a restricted area of the White House in 2017 demanding to meet then-President Donald Trump.
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