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Opening statements in porch shooting trial, the death of Renisha McBride

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Theodore Wafer is accused of shooting and killing Renisha McBride Theodore Wafer is accused of shooting and killing Renisha McBride
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  • Ted Wafer sentenced to 15-30 years for second-degree murder

    Ted Wafer sentenced to 15-30 years for second-degree murder

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-09-03 18:48:51 GMT
    A judge has sentenced Ted Wafer to 15-30 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Renisha McBride.
    A judge has sentenced Ted Wafer to 15-30 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Renisha McBride.
  • Family of Renisha McBride sues Theodore Wafer for $10 million

    Family of Renisha McBride sues Theodore Wafer for $10 million

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:40:39 GMT
    The family of Renisha McBride is taking the man who killed her back to court. This time her family has filed a multi-million dollar civil suit.
    The family of Renisha McBride is taking the man who killed her back to court. This time her family has filed a multi-million dollar civil suit.
  • Jury finds Ted Wafer guilty of second-degree murder in porch shooting

    Jury finds Ted Wafer guilty of second-degree murder in porch shooting

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-08 11:15:50 GMT
    Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a Detroit-area man who argued self-defense in the fatal shooting of Renisha McBride, an unarmed woman on his porch.
    Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a Detroit-area man who argued self-defense in the fatal shooting of Renisha McBride, an unarmed woman on his porch.
DETROIT (AP) - After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements Wednesday in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
 
Theodore Wafer, an airport employee with no criminal record, is charged with second-degree murder. Wafer says he heard pounding at the door and fired his shotgun in self-defense in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride last November.
 
The judge and attorneys screened dozens of potential jurors before settling on seven men and seven women, including two alternates. Four are black.
 
Prospective jurors were asked their views on race. The victim was black, while Wafer is white.
 
McBride was drunk and had crashed her car a half-mile away, 3 1/2 hours before the shooting.
 
 

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