Renisha McBride Murder

1st full day of deliberations in porch shooting


Asst. Prosecutor, Athina Siringas speaks during closing arguments in the Theodore Wafer case Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Detroit. The case of Wafer, a suburban Detroit homeowner who opened his front door and blasted an unarmed woman on his porch, has gone to the jury. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

Asst. Prosecutor, Athina Siringas speaks during closing arguments in the Theodore Wafer case Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Detroit. The case of Wafer, a suburban Detroit homeowner who opened his front door and blasted an unarmed woman on his porch, has gone to the jury. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

DETROIT (AP) — Jurors are returning for their first full day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit-area man who argued self-defense in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman on his porch.

The jury met for about three hours Wednesday after hearing closing remarks from prosecutors and a lawyer for Theodore Wafer. Jurors are returning Thursday to Wayne County court.

The 55-year-old Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. He fired his shotgun through a screen door, killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride before dawn on Nov. 2.

Wafer says he felt terrorized after a series of loud poundings at two doors. But prosecutors say he had other options, including a call to police.

McBride was drunk and had crashed her car hours earlier about a half-mile away.

Source: AP

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