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Sunday, January 5, 2014

McBride Murderer Wafer To Stand Trial


This news came last month as Dearborn Heights judge, David Turfe, rejected Theodore Wafer's claims that he acted out of "fear" and "self defense" when he shot and killed Renisha McBride on November 2nd 2013. Having previously sought to hide behind Michigan's "Stand Your Ground" law (for which he apparently did not find out about until after he murdered McBride), Wafer will stand trial for second degree murder.

Killer: Theodore Wafer gets the bad news in this recent court hearing. GOOD!
 Theodore Wafer’s had argued he feared for his life and thought he was acting in self-defense when he shot McBride on the porch of his suburban Detroit home.

Justice: Walter Ray Simmons, McBride's father, listens to testimony from judge Turfe during Wafer's court hearing/examination.
Walter Ray Simmons, father of Renisha McBride, listens to testimony durng Theodore Wafer's preliminary examination before District Court Judge David Turfe in Dearborn Heights, Mich. The judge concluded Wafer should stand trial for second-degree murder.

RIP: Renisha McBride

In the early morning hours of Nov. 2nd 2013, Renisha McBride had crashed her car in Dearborn Heights, MI, a suburb of Detroit. Having escaped her wrecked vehicle but intoxicated, dazed, and bloody from the crash, McBride staggered for around half a mile in search of help. She eventually ended up on the front porch of Theodore Wafer, 54, who would later claim that he heard someone "banging" on his door.

Details vary, but essentially what happened next is Wafer opened his interior front door, though the exterior screen door had remained closed. Wafer saw McBride, pointed a shotgun at her, and shot her through the closed screen door, in the face, at point blank range. Wafer waited around an hour before calling 911. McBride was found lying down in the front yard. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Wafer would later claim he was in "fear" of his life from the 19 year-old, petite, unarmed, helpless, barely more than 100 lb. woman. A video recording of a court preceding can be seen here

A trial date has not been announced as of yet. Stay tuned...

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