Theodore Wafer

GUILTY: Verdict in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Hey folks, The jury has returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder/voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in the trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. Trial Judge Hathaway has ordered Wafer imprisoned immediately, pending sentencing. UPDATE: …

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Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial: Closing Arguments, Jury Deliberations

Hey folks, Today saw the closing arguments of the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer in the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. Immediately following closing the jury was given their final instructions, and sent into deliberations. With two white female alternates chosen, the …

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Defense Rests in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial, Closings Wednesday

Hey folks, Welcome back to the eighth day of the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. Theodore Wafer Back on Cross-Examination Wafer was back on cross-examination today, having taken the stand in his own …

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Homeowner Takes the Stand in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Hey folks, Court room testimony took a dramatic turn today in the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride when Wafer took the stand to testify in his own behalf. Direct questioning was conduced by lead defense counsel Cheryl Carpenter. (As usual for this trial we …

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: What you need to know heading into Week 3

Hey folks, Tomorrow marks the start of the third week of the second degree murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. This past week saw the milestone of the prosecution resting and the start of the defense …

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Hey folks, This afternoon saw testimony from two additional Dearborn Heights law enforcement officers, Tim Zawacki and Mark Parrinello. Highlights of this afternoon’s events included a request by the Prosecution for sanctions against the defense for a mention earlier this morning of general crime in the Wafer neighborhood. A pretrial ruling excludes such generalized mention …

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Hey folks, The State’s case against Wafer proceeded through several more witnesses today, including additional officers on scene as well as dash-cam video from a “Scout” patrol car, witnesses to McBride’s single-vehicle car crash some hours before the shooting, and the 911 dispatcher who took Wafer’s call. To me the most relevant bits of testimony …

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 1 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Hey folks, In addition to the two reporters and the photographer identified in the mid-day wrap-up–Gina Damron (@ginadamron) and Elisha Anderson (@elishaanderson), and the photographer Mandi Wright (@DetroitMandi), =all with the Detroit Free Press– we also make extensive use here of the Twitter feed of a fourth reporter, @oralandar_DN with the Detroit news. In summary …

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 1 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Hey folks, I had been told by that by order of trial judge Dana Hathaway there is no live streaming of the second degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer, the Detroit man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, a young black woman who was on his front porch in the early morning hours of November …

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Jury Selection Begins in Detroit Front Porch Shooting of Black Woman

Hey folks, Jury selection begins today in the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer, as reported in the Detroit Free Press. Wafer shot and killed Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old black woman, on his front porch. Wafer is claiming self-defense. The most recent news in the Wafer case was the June 27 denial by trial …

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