AFRICANGLOBE – A June trial has been scheduled for a Detroit-area man charged with second-degree murder for shooting Renisha McBride in the face at close range on his porch.
Theodore Wafer, 54, was arraigned Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court about a month after a judge in another court found probable cause to send him to trial. A not guilty plea was entered. His trial is scheduled to begin June 2 and Judge Qiana Lillard expects it to take two weeks.
Theodore Wafer shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride before dawn on Nov. 2. Court testimony shows that Wafer was about 3-feet from McBride when he pulled the trigger on his 12-gauge shotgun, shooting the teen directly in the face.
Wafer claimed he opened fire because he feared for his safety at his Dearborn Heights home. However, police said there were no signs of forced entry to the home.
Hours before her death, McBride smashed her car into a parked car about a half-mile away in Detroit. Witnesses say she was injured and disoriented but walked away.
The assassination of Renisha McBride’s character by the white media has already began, with media outlets reporting that a toxicology report revealed McBride’s blood-alcohol content to be roughly 0.22 percent – more than twice the .08 legal limit for driving in Michigan and eleven times the .02 legal limit for minors. It is also being reported that McBride allegedly had marijuana in her system.
However there were no toxicology report done done on the suspected murderer Theodore P. Wafer, to ascertain if he had meth amphetamines or any other form of drugs in his system on the night that he shot McBride directly in the face.
Wafer is out on bond while awaiting his trial.