Lawsuits involving Waffle House shooter's father settled

Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 16:02:34-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In the last year, numerous lawsuits have been filed against Jeffrey Reinking, the father of accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking. Now two of these lawsuits have reportedly been resolved.

While the DaSilva family attorney, Daniel Horwitz, would not comment, court documents show that Abede DaSilva, the brother of victim, Akilah DaSilva, and Jeffrey Reinking have found a resolution.

Abede DaSilva first filed his $20 million lawsuit in July.

Abede was with his brother when Reinking allegedly opened fire inside the Antioch Waffle House.

"The purpose of this lawsuit is to honor Akilah's beloved memory, hold those responsible for his death fully accountable, and help ensure that nobody else's family ever has to experience the sorrow and horror that we have," the DaSilva family said in a statement through Horwitz.

Additionally, the lawsuit filed by Shirl Baker, the mother of victim DeBony Groves, also gave her notice of intent to enter an Order of Voluntary Dismissal, ultimately resolving her lawsuit against Reinking as well.

Now that these lawsuits have been resolved, six additional lawsuits remain in regards to Jeffrey Reinking, Travis Reinking and their hometown in Tazewell County, Illinois.


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