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Travis Reinking Enters Not Guilty Pleas to Waffle House Shooting Charges

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Travis Reinking has pleaded not guilty to 17 charges related to a deadly mass shooting at a Nashville-area Waffle House.

The Tennessean newspaper reports the former Morton resident waived his court appearance Wednesday.

Four of the charges are for first-degree murder. He’s also facing four attempted-murder counts.

Reinking is accused of using an assault-style rifle to fire on the restaurant April 22. Four people died in the attack.

Reinking was initially found unfit to face charges, but he was ruled competent in October after being ordered to receive treatment for schizophrenia.

Kristin McHugh is an experienced radio journalist and nonprofit manager. Most recently, she served as executive director of the Peoria Area World Affairs Council.