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Theodore Wafer -- Renisha McBride (File)

Settlement Reached In Fatal Detroit-Area Porch Shooting

A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against a suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

Theodore Wafer is seen on a video monitor from the media room as he arrives in court for sentencing. (credit:  Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Theodore Wafer Sentenced To 15-30 Years In Murder Of Renisha McBride

The judge on Wednesday said he believes Wafer acted out of panic and fear, and that he’s “not a cold blooded killer.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2014

Theodore Wafer -- Renisha McBride (File)

Facing Life Behind Bars, Convicted Murderer Theodore Wafer Expected To Apologize To Slain Teen’s Family

The man convicted of killing a 19-year-old woman on his porch is expected to make a statement before learning his fate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2014

Theodore Wafer, center, is seen with his attorneys in court on June 27, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

College Teammate Of Man Sentenced In Porch Shooting: ‘He Was Just A Nice Guy’

Theodore Wafer will be sentenced for shooting and killing Renisha McBride, the unarmed woman who crashed her car near his home and pounded on his door looking for help.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2014

Theodore Wafer -- Renisha McBride (File)

Minimum 17-Year Sentence Sought In Porch Shooting

Wayne County prosecutors said Theodore Wafer’s sentencing guidelines for murder call for a minimum punishment anywhere between 15 and 25 years in prison.

CBS Detroit–08/28/2014

Theodore Wafer -- Renisha McBride (File)

Attorney Says Porch Shooter ‘Shocked’ By Murder Verdict: ‘We Will Definitely Appeal’

“If he gets sentenced under the murder guidelines, it’s a death sentence,” Theodore Wafer’s attorney told WWJ, saying she will “definitely” appeal his second-degree murder conviction.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2014

As seen on a monitor in the media room, Theodore Wafer stands trial. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Family, Neighbors React After Jury Finds Theodore Wafer Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder

Theodore Wafer never denied shooting McBride when she showed up drunk on his porch before dawn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2014

Theodore Wafer is taken into custody after he is convicted of murder. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Theodore Wafer Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder In Renisha McBride Porch Shooting

A suburban Detroit homeowner who opened his front door and blasted an unarmed woman on his porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2014

Defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter delivers closing arguments in the trial of Theodore Wafer. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Jury Deliberates In Dearborn Heights Porch Shooting Trial

Is this a case of murder or self defense?


Defense attorneys sit with Theodore Wafer (R) during a pre-trial hearing on April 4, 2014. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Defendant Theodore Wafer Grilled In Porch Shooting: ‘I Was In Shock’

Yesterday he testified he grabbed the gun and went to the door when he heard the knocking because he refused to “cower” in his house. Wafer described the knocking as “violent.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2014