Renisha McBride Murder

Final remarks to jury coming up in porch shooting


Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he’s convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

DETROIT (AP) — Closing arguments are next in the trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed stranger on his porch after he heard a series of poundings before dawn one day last fall.

Theodore Wafer says he has nightmares about the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Renisha McBride on Nov. 2 at his Dearborn Heights home. But he says he acted out of self-defense and wasn’t going to be a victim.

Final arguments are set for Wednesday. The 55-year-old Wafer is charged with second-degree murder, although the jury can consider manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say Wafer should have called 911 instead of firing his gun.

It’s not known why McBride stopped at his house. She was drunk and had earlier crashed her car half a mile away.

Source: AP

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Fed up says:

I forgot to add… Ive called 911 before and been placed on hold!

   
Fed up says:

What BS!!! First if this woman wasnt drunk and pounding random on doors in the middle of the night in the most violent county in the country this would have never happened! Why didnt he call the police? Because he awoke to pounding not knocking half asleep and scared! Why didnt she call the police? Because she was breaking the law and was trying to escape the scene of a DUI accident! The prosecutor and the county of Wayne need to focus in criminals not innocent citizens asleep in their beds! Has anyone seen the crime statistics from Detroit? I would have shot her too… Knowing the gun was loaded!!!!

   

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