Judge rules Travis Reinking is liable for battery against Waffle House victim


A Davidson County Circuit Court judge has ruled that Travis Reinking – the man accused in the deadly Antioch Waffle House shooting – is liable for battery against victim, Akilah DaSilva.  

The civil lawsuit was filed late last month and stated Reinking should be held responsible for DaSilva’s murder. 

Family members noted they believed Reinking was liable for battery, which led to DaSilva’s death.  

A jury trial will be held to determine the damages.  

PHOTOS: Mass shooting at Antioch Waffle House 

Reinking is accused of opening fire at an Antioch Waffle House on April 22, killing four people and injuring several others. He was on the run for 30 hours before being captured in some woods near Hobson Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard.  

In August, a medical evaluation found Reinking was not mentally stable. Days later, on Aug. 22, a psychologist testified that Reinking was “mentally ill” and wasn’t competent to stand trial at the time.  

Late last month, he was found competent by the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville, which clears the way for the district attorney to present the murder case against Reinking to a grand jury.  

He remains jailed. 

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