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Waffle House Shooting Suspect Travis Reinking's $2 Million Bond Revoked, Judge Orders

Maria Perez
Waffle House Shooting Suspect Travis Reinking's $2 Million Bond Revoked, Judge Orders

After pushback and outrage over a $2 million bond that was set in place for the suspected Waffle House shooter, the motion was revoked on Tuesday and a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, according to an order placed by Nashville Judge Michael Mondelli. 

"Upon the court's own motion, bond currently in all matters of Travis J. Reinking is hereby revoked pending a bond hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 2017," the order read

Reinking, 29, is the suspect in a deadly mass shooting at a Waffle House in Tennesee on Sunday that killed four people and injured several others. He was arrested on Monday after he was found in a wooded area close by his apartment during a 34-hour manhunt. His bond was originally set for $2 million. 

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Mayor David Briley confirmed that the order was revoked in a tweet on Tuesday. "Judge Mondelli has issued an order revoking the bond of murder suspect Travis Reinking," he tweeted.


Bryan Stephenson, a criminal defense attorney in Tennessee, told Newsweek that the Reinking's bond being revoked is extremely rare.

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"Yes, this is very rare for open cases," Stephenson wrote in an email to Newsweek. "Despite the horrific nature of the case, I’m not aware of a legal basis to revoke someone’s bond on a new, open case without hearing proof of (1) a bond violation, or (2) proof of the DA’s intent to seek the DP." 

Stephenson said in Tennessee, all defendants are entitled to have a bond set in their cases.

"In Tennessee, all defendants are entitled to have a bond set on their cases, with the exception of capital murder," Stephenson said.

Reinking's new bond hearing is set for Wednesday.

This article was first written by Newsweek

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