A jury found the man who shot four people to death in a Waffle House in Tennessee in 2018 guilty of four first-degree murders.
Travis Reinking, 33, had pleaded not guilty to insanity after saying God told him to kill.
Reinking did not respond when the verdict was read Friday, except to look at his parents. The families of his victims celebrated.
“True justice is that I have my son here,” Shaundelle Brooks, mother to victim, Akila Dasilva, told reporters. “This is the closest [thing] to true righteousness.”
The jury will meet again on Saturday to hear statements from victims and to consider whether Reinking has a chance of early release.
The jury also convicted him on four counts of attempted first degree murder and four counts of unlawful use of a firearm while committing or attempting to commit a dangerous crime.
Reinking injured four other people, two seriously, in addition to the four he killed.
With Post wires