The judge on Wednesday said he believes Wafer acted out of panic and fear, and that he’s “not a cold blooded killer.”
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.
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.
Wayne County prosecutors said Theodore Wafer’s sentencing guidelines for murder call for a minimum punishment anywhere between 15 and 25 years in prison.
“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.
Theodore Wafer never denied shooting McBride when she showed up drunk on his porch before dawn.
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.
Is this a case of murder or self defense?
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.”
When asked about McBride, Wafer said he thinks about her every day. “This poor girl, she had her life ahead of her,” he said.