DA wants hearing on whether Waffle House suspect is incompetent to stand trial


Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking could be hospitalized in a forensic unit if the court determines he is not competent to stand trial. 

Assistant D.A. Roger Moore filed the motion for a hearing Tuesday morning. 

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

On August 9, the Institute’s Forensic Services Division reported to the court that he is not currently competent to stand trial and should be hospitalized.  

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.

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