TN: Father of Nashville Waffle House shooter sentenced to 18 months for unapproved exercise of rights

Source: SFGate

“An Illinois man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being convicted of illegally [sic] giving his son an assault-style [sic] rifle he later used to shoot and kill four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee. A judge last May convicted Jeffrey Reinking of illegal [sic] delivery of a firearm to a person who had been treated for mental illness within the past five years. Tazewell County Chief Judge Chris Doscotch, in sentencing the 59-year-old Reinking on Friday, gave him 90 days to prepare a likely appeal before he must report to begin serving his sentence, the (Peoria) Journal Star reported. During Reinking’s bench trial, prosecutors argued the rural Morton, Illinois, man knew his son, Travis Reinking, had undergone mental health treatment in 2016.” [editor’s note: At least this reporter got the term (assault-style rifle) a bit closer to correct – SAT] (03/06/23)