Tuesday, December 24, 2013

More on the Renisha McBride Shooting - Judge Says There's Enough Evidence to Go to Trial

Theodore P. Wafer at his arraignment for
Theodore P. Wafer at his arraignment.
A judge ruled Thursday that there was enough evidence for the Dearborn Heights, Mich. man who shot dead 19-year-old Renisha McBride when she arrived at his door to stand trial for murder. Delays in charging Theodore P. Wafer with murder sparked national protests over comparisons to the killing of Trayvon Martin. Wafer is white and McBride is African American.
During a two-day hearing, witnesses testified that McBride appeared injured after hitting a parked car at around 1 a.m., and that damage to the windshield suggested her head had struck it. At about 4:42 a.m., she appeared at Wafer’s door, likely seeking help. Testimonyalso suggested Wafer shot her from about 3 feet away, and hit her in the face, according to CBS Detroit.

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