Renisha McBride Murder

Porch shooting trial resuming in Detroit court


Theodore Wafer sits in court at his second-degree murder trial in Detroit on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Wafer isaccused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on the front-porch of his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home.(AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)

Theodore Wafer sits in court at his second-degree murder trial in Detroit on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Wafer isaccused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on the front-porch of his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home.(AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)

DETROIT (AP) — The trial of a suburban Detroit man who fatally shot a young, unarmed woman on his porch is entering a seventh day of testimony.

Jurors have been hearing defense witnesses for Theodore Wafer, the 55-year-old Dearborn Heights man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Renisha McBride last fall.

Testimony resumes Monday in Wayne County court.

Wafer is claiming self-defense in the 19-year-old’s death, but prosecutors say he didn’t need to use deadly force to get her away from his home before dawn on Nov. 2.

A former medical examiner, Dr. Werner Spitz, last week said a laceration on McBride’s hand shows she may have injured it while pounding on Wafer’s door. But the doctor who performed the autopsy found nothing remarkable about the hand.

SHARON COHEN

Source: AP

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linda mczeal says:

As I listened to the defendent on the stand, there is something about him and his words that has the “ring of truth”. I at this time believed he was in fear for his life. I am an African-American woman. I feel so much sympathy for the McBride family but, unless something else negates his testimony, I believe things happened from his point of view as he says.

   

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