Contact Us

Jury Rejects Self Defense In Porch Shooting Death

Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man has been ordered to jail to await his sentence after a jury convicted him of second-degree murder for shooting an unarmed woman on his porch.

The jury on Thursday rejected Theodore Wafer’s claim of self-defense, and the 55-year-old Dearborn Heights man faces up to life in prison when he returns to court on Aug. 25.

The family of Renisha McBride hailed the verdict. Her father, Walter Simmons, called Wafer a “cold-blooded killer.”

Wafer says he shot the 19-year-old McBride in response to severe pounding outside his home at 4:30 a.m. last Nov. 2. Prosecutors said the better choice would have been for him to call police.

The judge revoked Wafer’s bond and ordered him to jail over the objections of his defense attorney.

Best of WIBX 950

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for IBX INCENTIVE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.