Friday, November 15, 2013

Homeowner Charged With Death of Woman Seeking Help

Pictured in court: The 54-year-old white homeowner charged with MURDER after shooting dead black girl, 19, who knocked on his door asking for help after crash
Theodore Wafer, 54, charged with second-degree murder for shooting dead Renisha McBride and was arraigned in court today
He also faces charges of manslaughter and possession of a firearm used in a felony
19-year-old blasted in the face on November 2 on porch of killer after she was seeking help following car crash half-a-mile away
Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said claiming 'self-defense was not warranted' as they believed he could not reasonably believed 'life was in 'imminent danger'
She added there were no signs of forced entry to Wafer's home
Toxicology reports found Renisha was twice legal alcohol limit and had traces of marijuana in her system when she died
But prosecutor today said that was irrelevant to the case
Case has been compared to the shooting of Trayvon Martin and prosecutor stressed race did not play a part in decision to press charges
But former girlfriend told MailOnline he was a 'jerk' but not racist
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 11:15 EST, 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:19 EST, 15 November 2013

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