Home Owner Charged in the Shooting death of Renisha McBride


renisha-mcbride-540x668

The home owner has been identified as Theodore Wafer, 54, and he faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride, who died of a gunshot wound to her face.

Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, also faces a manslaughter charge in the death of Renisha McBride in the early-morning hours of Nov. 2, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. McBride was shot in the face after police say they believe she was involved in a car accident nearby in Detroit and family members say she likely approached Wafer’s home for help.

Civil rights groups have called for a thorough investigation, saying they believe race was a factor in the shooting of McBride who was black, Wafer is white. Prosecutors insisted that race was not relevant.

“In this case, the charging decision has absolutely nothing to do with the race of the parties,” Worthy said Friday.

Evidence showed McBride knocked on the locked screen door, Worthy said, and that there was no sign of forced entry.

“These are the appropriate charges and he did not act in lawful self-defense,” Worthy said.

Wafer is not in custody and that prosecutors will ask him to turn himself in, Worthy said. An arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. The Associated Press tried to leave a message for Wafer’s attorney, Cheryl Carpenter, but her voicemail was full.

Advertisements

76 thoughts on “Home Owner Charged in the Shooting death of Renisha McBride

  1. “These are the appropriate charges and he did not act in lawful self-defense”

    Yeah we all pretty much knew he didn’t act in self defense. Ah ha they got his azz.

    Like

  2. Unless the person has broken through your door, you do NOT shoot.!
    He’s going to learn the hard way cause he fucked up!!!

    Like

  3. I can understand being frightened so late at night/early in the morning but to shoot her point blank was cold blooded.
    You make sure you know what is going on before you pull that trigger.
    Accident my azz!

    Like

  4. Wow, there was NO justification for this killing.
    Glad he was finally charged!!!!
    He knew he was going to jail. He had to know he wouldn’t get away with this shit!

    Like

  5. They are already talking about she was high and drunk according to toxicology reports…this is about to be a mess.

    Like

      • this is about to be a mess.
        ————
        It’s a mess because police initially said her body was “dumped” in the Detroit suburb.

        Like

      • Police initially said her body was “dumped” in the Detroit suburb.
        ______________

        I wonder how the killer explains this part of his crime…

        Like

      • Police initially said her body was “dumped” in the Detroit suburb.
        ______________

        I wonder how the killer explains this part of his crime…
        ~~~~
        This is prolly the reason why he’s being charged too because he moved her body which proves NO GOOD intentions

        Like

      • This man should be charged with murder. If he was in fear of his life….don’t open the door….call the police….but this individual had a gun….and felt he could take care of the problem, himself. There was no danger, as long as the door was closed…this is a very sad story. 😦

        Like

      • If he was scared, why open the door at all? I would think he would yell through the door and tell the person to go away, not open the door and shoot them.

        Like

    • welp, he’ll just set up a paypal account, and get some sympathy donations. He will post bail soon
      ____________________
      exactly 😥

      Like

    • welp, he’ll just set up a paypal account, and get some sympathy donations. He will post bail soon.
      ————
      Exactly, I don’t have faith in the “justice” system.

      Like

  6. Keep this in mind people.. it is the race of the victim that usually determines the type of justice and sentencing the offender recieves.. Think hard and long about this.. Think back to cases involving minorities.. This is that “3/5 a person” rule in effect….Ya’ll need to wake up… I tell ya if we weren’t such good “consumers” the world would swear they had no use for us!

    Like

    • CDawg
      This isn’t Martin/Zimmerman case and this isn’t Florida. Although that dude should have been guilty of manslaughter at the least, this fool just came out blasting. They are gonna throw his butt up under the jail.

      Like

      • This isn’t Martin/Zimmerman case and this isn’t Florida. Although that dude should have been guilty of manslaughter at the least
        ————-
        I actually do think that he’ll be convicted, likely of manslaughter. IMO Zimmerman is a racist sociopath. I suspect that this guy Wafer was drunk/high that night and would take his actions back if he could (not that this is an excuse or much comfort to her family). RIP Renisha; 😦 terrible tragedy this is.

        Like

      • I believe that the jury will find him guilty, but I believe they’ll go light on the sentencing. I believe the bastard will serve 0-2 years the most. she was a young black girl they don’t care.

        Like

      • Zimmerman is a stone cold racist and sociopath who killed a kid screaming for his life in a premeditated, cold-blooded fashion. He then proceeded to race bait his way into hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from other racists, dancing on that child’s grave and torturing his parents.

        Like

  7. They’re saying the toxicology report shows she was drunk and high when she died so you never know where this case is going to go

    Like

    • They’re saying the toxicology report shows she was drunk and high when she died so you never know where this case is going to go
      ———
      OMG that still has nothing to do with the fact she was murdered her character or what was in her system is not on trial and how does that justify dude pulling the trigger?

      Like

      • They’re saying the toxicology report shows she was drunk and high when she died so you never know where this case is going to go
        ———
        From what has been put out there as of now, there is NO justification for firing a weapon at this woman. I don’t know that there could ever be any justification, I can’t think of one in this case. That being said, there are people who knock, you open the door and they bum rush you. Or nobody answers and they proceed to rob an unoccupied house.

        Bottom line, if someone knocks at your door and you are scared for any reason, call the fucking police and let them handle it. Don’t just shoot without reason.

        Like

  8. I hope this fool gets the chair. Black people need to be extremely carefully about being out all times of the night. You can’t be knocking on strange whyte folks doors all willy nilly, or any strange person’s door for that matter.
    It’s real out here!

    Like

  9. not blaming the victim but if you’re gonna drink,drink responsibly and the people she was with if she was with anyone at all, should’ve never allowed her behind the wheel of her car and they should’ve made sure she got home safely. This killing is/was senseless and going anywhere inebriated and alone is dangerous.

    Like

  10. These trigger happy nuts sit with their guns just itching hoping and praying to shoot. I hope we see justice served for the young beautiful and late Renisha…

    Like

  11. I would love to think the justice system will do it’s job in this case and I will eat my words if I’m wrong but I won’t hold my breath. It took entirely too long for him to be arrested and he still gets the pleasure of turning himself in smh

    Like

  12. He is charged, but will he be convicted? If he is found guilty, it probably will be a lesser charge or acquitted. They only trying to hush the black community.

    Like

  13. What’s sick about this is that he will have supporters JUST like Zimmerman did because he is white and she is black.

    Like

Comments are closed.