Will Renisha get justice??
Man Who Killed Detroit Teen Renisha McBride Charged With Murder
Via AP reports:
Prosecutors on Friday charged a suburban Detroit homeowner with second-degree murder in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face on his porch.
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 – McBride 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.
Few details of the circumstances surrounding the shooting were made public before the news conference. Police say they believe McBride was involved in a car accident several blocks north in Detroit before the shooting.
After the whole Zimmerman fiasco, the African American community might be surprised they are actually prosecuting this trigger-happy scumbag. Do you think Renisha McBride will get the justice she deserves??