A judge has denied defense attorneys’ request to remove herself from a case of a Dearborn Heights man who fatally shot a 19-year old woman on his porch last fall.
Several court filings show Theodore Wafer plans an aggressive defense to murder charges in the death of Renisha McBride.
A June trial is scheduled for a Detroit-area man charged with second-degree murder after shooting a young woman on his porch.
Theodore Wafer has been bound over for trial in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his front porch.
“They have unsteady gait, they’re confused and sometimes they’re talking irrationally,” Keisha said, describing how someone may act with McBride’s level of intoxication.
“You can’t just shoot someone who’s knocking on your door.”
“I believe this man took my daughter’s life for no reason. We just want justice done,” Renisha McBride’s father said.
The teen was wearing black boots, dark jeans, a blue hoodie, and had $56 in her back pocket when she was shot in the face through the front screen door, according to police.
A toxicology report shows the 19-year-old was more than twice the legal limit and had marijuana in her system when she was killed.
Renisha McBride was shot in the face outside a Dearborn Heights home after being injured in a car accident in the early morning hours.