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Home Owner Charged in the Shooting death of Renisha McBride

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November 15, 2013 by The ReadyWriter


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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.

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

  1. Wanda says:

    Thank God!

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  2. Adriane says:

    Good now let’s pray justice is served correctly!!!

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  3. Nicole says:

    “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.

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  4. Tamala says:

    Yay!!!!!!!!!
    This isn’t Florida MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!!
    This is DETROIT!!!!!!

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  5. Yasha says:

    He better TURN HIMSELF IN!!!
    He prolly hiding out anyway 😡

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  6. RandomChick says:

    I’m so glad!

    Happy Friday Fam

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  7. 2thick4you says:

    I pray for JUSTICE!
    R.I.P. Renisha 😦

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  8. BBallen says:

    GOOD!!!
    Cause this was Murder.
    Str8 UP murder.

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  9. Yvonne says:

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

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  10. Adam says:

    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!

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  11. BillyBoy says:

    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!

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  12. QueenC says:

    Unbelievably sad. 😦 Glad he’s being charged!
    My prayers are with her family.

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  13. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    I’m so glad the man is being charged with manslaughter at the LEAST
    R.I.P. Renisha 😦

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  14. Miss Ang says:

    Charges was be filed against the shooter based on the facts and finding of the investigation.
    Good!

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  15. Ashanti says:

    Theodore Wafer will be charged with 2nd degree murder with a term of up to life in prison.

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  16. Joanne says:

    WooHoo!!!!!
    Now let’s pray for Justice to the fullest!

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  17. Applebottom says:

    No Justice No Peace!

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  18. Henrietta says:

    This is good news esp. for the family.
    Ole dude gotta come out of hiding now.

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  19. Browngirl says:

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

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    • Floridagirl says:

      this is about to be a mess.
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      😡

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      • CorporateBitch says:

        this is about to be a mess.
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        Renisha is NOT the one on trial though.

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      • Coco says:

        this is about to be a mess.
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        I hope he is charged appropriately. This case is so sad.

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      • Olivijah says:

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

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      • ManUp says:

        Police initially said her body was “dumped” in the Detroit suburb.
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        I wonder how the killer explains this part of his crime…

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      • Bobby says:

        Police initially said her body was “dumped” in the Detroit suburb.
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        I wonder how the killer explains this part of his crime…
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        This is prolly the reason why he’s being charged too because he moved her body which proves NO GOOD intentions

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      • Val says:

        so wait, how does the dumping of the body add in with all this?

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      • Nicole says:

        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. 😦

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      • cameo1 says:

        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.

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  20. shawnia says:

    I hope Kim Worthy let’s his azz have it.

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  21. CorporateBitch says:

    This is good news I hope.

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  22. Kayla says:

    It’s about time. But we may never get all the details in this case from either side.

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  23. Starr says:

    Welp the law has spoken. Now let’s see what it does 🙂

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  24. Miss Ang says:

    I hope justice is served

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  25. Coco says:

    After the last few years I have no confidence that he will be convicted

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  26. Daisy says:

    Hopefully justice will prevail.

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  27. Civil says:

    Where is his mugshot???? I wanna see what he look like

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  28. cameo1 says:

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

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    • Mahogany says:

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

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    • Val says:

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

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  29. Sane says:

    Welp we shall see what happen, atleast its not FL this time

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  30. Jamilla says:

    I have gots to see this Best Man Holiday 🙂

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  31. Nicole says:

    TRACY THERE IS A PICTURE OF HIM. 😡 Update the post.

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  32. Bird says:

    I hope he’s convicted….

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  33. CeoDawg says:

    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!

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    • Gia says:

      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.

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      • Gabriella says:

        This isn’t Martin/Zimmerman case and this isn’t Florida. Although that dude should have been guilty of manslaughter at the least
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        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.

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      • Mahogany says:

        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.

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      • Danny says:

        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.

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  34. Angelhair says:

    I need all of the details on this case before formulating my own opinion.

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  35. Ionna says:

    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

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    • Zenna says:

      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
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      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?

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      • Pointmen says:

        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
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        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.

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  36. Donte says:

    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!

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  37. Omar says:

    Good!
    Actions have consequences don’t shoot first then try n justify shit later.
    Rest in peace ReeRee…

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  38. Keisha says:

    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.

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  39. DHood says:

    Don’t be glad yet people!
    It aint over, until the verdict come in.

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  40. Lisa says:

    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…

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  41. Princess says:

    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

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  42. Danny says:

    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.

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  43. Jamilla says:

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

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