Another story that echoed the tales of the Trayvon Martin case had a different fate and giving others better outlook on the judicial system. Today (Aug 8) a jury found Theodore Wafer guilty in the death of Renisha McBride.
On November 2, 2013, 19-year-old Renisha McBride fled to 55-year-old Wafer’s home pleading for help after she had been in a car accident three hours prior around 1am.
She initially left the scene of the crime after telling a witness she needed to go home.
Her “unbelievable” banging—as Wafer tells it—awoke the Dearborn Heights, Michigan resident around 4:30 that morning and believing she was an intruder, he fatally shot her. She was shot in the face and her death was ruled as a homicide.
The autopsy showed McBride had marijuana and three time the legal limit of alcohol in her during the shooting. The defense tried to argue that with her impairments she was in fact breaking in and he was acting in self defense. However Wafer’s story at the night of the shooting failed to be his down fall. He told police police he couldn’t find his cellphone to call 911 so he resorted to use his gun that he believed wasn’t loaded.
He was ultimately charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and a weapon charge and is facing life in prison. He will be sentenced on August 21st.