Finally, some justice. Theodore Wafer has been found guilty on all counts of killing Renisha McBride, a young black Detroit woman who knocked on his door at 4:30 in the morning after surviving a car crash. Instead of calling police when he thought there was an intruder, Wafer opened the door and shot McBride in the face, killing her instantly.
“She was a young girl looking for help,” prosecutor Patrick Muscat told jurors. “What he did had to be immediately necessary and it wasn’t. It was reckless. It was negligent. I don’t know how to describe it. It was horrific. How about shutting the door? … How about calling 911?” Muscat said. “No, what he does is he engages. He creates the confrontation.”
Shooting someone should never be your first defense; that’s why Stand Your Ground continues to be so problematic.
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