Who signed off on this? That is the question I need the answer to. What rational thinking judge found a legitimate reason to grant a person who killed four people and injured four others in a Waffle House just two days ago, a bond? I’ve been held without bond on drug charges. What reason did the judge who granted shooting suspect, Travis Reinking have for granting an alleged premeditated murderer a bond? Granted, the bond was $2 million, which seems like a number most people don’t have the means to come up with…..on the surface. But remember, to pay your bond, you only need to come up with 10% of the total bond in cash. Some states may or may not have this rule, but Tennessee is definitely one of those states where paying 10% cash of your total bond will get you out of jail. So, to get accused murderer of four people, Travis Reinking out of jail, his family would’ve only needed to come up with $200,000 cash. Reinking would’ve easily made this bond. I say this, only, because I’ve seen this type of thing firsthand over the last few years. A person who commits a horrible crime, somehow manages to garner a sympathetic “fan base.” When the family of the person who committed said horrible crime creates a GOFundMe or any other type of donation page, they usually get a humongous amount of donations from people who support the accused and his actions…..for whatever their reasons may be. I’m more than certain that Travis Reinking would have made a $200,000 bail in less than a week’s time. That’s if he doesn’t already have family or friends who were able to come up with 200k in cash or property. Taking all of this into consideration, you can see why there was public outcry over a judge granting this man a bond. But it still doesn’t answer two very important questions. Who was the judge that granted this man a bond? And, what was this judge’s justification for granting a man alleged to have murdered four people a bond?
CBS News (@CBSNews) reports, a judge has revoked the $2 million bond that had been set for Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking, prosecutors confirmed to CBS affiliate WTVF. The move came after community outcry over the bond set Monday for the suspect, who is accused of killing four people and wounding four others in a shooting rampage at the Nashville-area restaurant early Sunday morning.
Reinking, 29, was taken into custody Monday after a citizen tip, ending a 24-hour manhunt involving more than 160 law enforcement officers. Reinking was arrested in a wooded area not far from his apartment complex and the crime scene.