Renisha McBride http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's headlines: No clear energy plan, Duggan to have power, McBride trial http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-no-clear-energy-plan-duggan-have-power-mcbride-trial <p><strong>Snyder wants less coal, but no clear energy plan</strong></p><p>"Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan needs more renewable energy and less coal over the next decade. The governor yesterday outlined broad goals for energy policy between now and 2025. But the governor admits it’ll be difficult for lawmakers to pass comprehensive energy legislation during an election year," Jake Neher reports.</p><p><strong>Duggan to have broad powers as Detroit Mayor</strong></p><p>"Detroit mayor-elect Mike Duggan will have broad powers to run the city’s day-to-day business when&nbsp; he takes office in January. Duggan and emergency manager Kevyn Orr have reached a power-sharing agreement that gives Duggan control over most city functions," Sarah Cwiek <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/duggan-orr-reach-power-sharing-agreement-detroit">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Murder trial for man who shot Renisha McBride</strong></p><p><br />"A Dearborn Heights homeowner will go on trial for shooting and killing an<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-know-about-renisha-mcbride-case"> unarmed teen</a> on his front porch. A judge ruled Theodore Wafer can face a second-degree murder charge," Sarah Cwiek<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/homeowner-who-shot-renisha-mcbride-will-go-trial-murder"> reports. </a></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:37:53 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15772 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: No clear energy plan, Duggan to have power, McBride trial Homeowner who shot Renisha McBride will go on trial for murder http://michiganradio.org/post/homeowner-who-shot-renisha-mcbride-will-go-trial-murder <p>The Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot an unarmed teenager on his front porch <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20131219/NEWS02/312190157/Renisha-McBride-Theodore-Wafer-porch">has been bound over for trial.</a></p><p>Theodore Wafer will face trial for second-degree murder, manslaughter, and a felony firearms charge in 19-year-old Renisha McBride’s death.</p><p>Dearborn Heights judge David Turfe ruled Thursday the case can proceed after nearly two days of expert and witness testimony.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15771 at http://michiganradio.org Homeowner who shot Renisha McBride will go on trial for murder In this morning's headlines: State worker contracts delayed, unemployment 8.8%, McBride hearing http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-state-worker-contracts-delayed-unemployment-88-mcbride-hearing <p><strong>State employee contracts delayed</strong></p><p>"The Michigan Civil Service Commission has delayed until mid-January a decision on new state employee contracts. The commission was supposed to have the final say in a fight over wages and benefits – especially health care coverage. But the commission deadlocked," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/commission-delays-decision-state-employee-benefits">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Unemployment drops to 8.8% </strong></p><p>"Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.8%. The drop was due mostly to fewer people competing for jobs," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/unemployment-rate-drops-fewer-compete-jobs">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Renisha McBride hearing enters second day</strong></p><p>"There will be more testimony today at the second day of hearings in suburban Detroit to determine if a homeowner will face a second-degree murder charge for killing an unarmed woman on his porch. The homeowner shot the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-know-about-renisha-mcbride-case">19-year-old</a> in the face, saying he feared for his life," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:18:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15759 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: State worker contracts delayed, unemployment 8.8%, McBride hearing Man who shot Renisha McBride will find out if trial is next http://michiganradio.org/post/man-who-shot-renisha-mcbride-will-find-out-if-trial-next <div id="Main" style="color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;"><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">Last month (November 15), Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced her office would charge 54-year-old Theodore Wafer with second degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Renisha&nbsp;McBride.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">Wafer shot McBride in the face while she stood on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:33:44 +0000 Mark Brush 15748 at http://michiganradio.org Man who shot Renisha McBride will find out if trial is next Listen to reaction from Renisha McBride's family after murder charges filed http://michiganradio.org/post/listen-reaction-renisha-mcbrides-family-after-murder-charges-filed <div><p>The parents of Renisha McBride spoke to the media today after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced that her office would charge the man responsible for McBride's death with second degree murder.</p><p>Theodore Wafer, a 54-year-old from Deaborn Heights, was arraigned in court today. His attorney said Wafer's gun went off accidentally.</p><p>Walter Simmons and Monica McBride say they are happy that Wafer was charged.</p><p>Listen to their reaction below:&nbsp;</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120325564" width="100%"></iframe></div><div> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:44:10 +0000 Mark Brush 15311 at http://michiganradio.org Listen to reaction from Renisha McBride's family after murder charges filed What we know and what we don't know about the Renisha McBride case http://michiganradio.org/post/what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-know-about-renisha-mcbride-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 19-year-old woman was shot in the face and killed while standing on the front porch of 54-year-old homeowner in Dearborn Heights, an inner-ring suburb of Detroit.</span></p><p>The 19-year-old,&nbsp;Renisha McBride, was black.</p><p>The homeowner, Theodore Paul Wafer, is white.</p><p>There have been 40 other murders in Detroit since October 1, but this is the one in the spotlight.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a city plagued by so many racial complexities, this story resonates with people.</span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:17:18 +0000 Mark Brush 15302 at http://michiganradio.org What we know and what we don't know about the Renisha McBride case Man who shot Renisha McBride charged with murder in the second degree http://michiganradio.org/post/man-who-shot-renisha-mcbride-charged-murder-second-degree <p>Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today that the man who shot 19-year-old&nbsp;Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2nd&nbsp;will be charged with murder in the second degree, manslaughter, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.</p><p>Second degree murder is non-premeditated murder. It can <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(1xlgco3qjyqj3w45sjhlzpid))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&amp;objectname=mcl-750-317">carry a sentence in Michigan</a> of up to life in prison.</p><p>The man has been identified as Theodore Paul Wafer, a 54-year-old from Dearborn Heights.</p><p>McBride's family says she was seeking assistance after a car accident. A toxicology report showed McBride was intoxicated at the time. The homeowner said his gun discharged accidentally.&nbsp;</p><p>Here is the 911 dispatch call that came in after the shooting:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/119808882" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><font color="#333333" face="lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12.666666984558105px; line-height: 18px;">We will have more on this story later. McBride's family is expected to hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today.</span></font></p><p><em><font color="#333333" face="lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12.666666984558105px; line-height: 18px;">*This post has been updated.</span></font></em></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:17:19 +0000 Mark Brush 15303 at http://michiganradio.org Man who shot Renisha McBride charged with murder in the second degree WATCH 11 a.m. announcement in Renisha McBride case http://michiganradio.org/post/watch-11-am-announcement-renisha-mcbride-case <p>Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today that she is charging the man who shot 19-year-old&nbsp;Renisha McBride with second degree murder.</p><p>Here is the press conference courtesy of the Detroit Free Press:</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><iframe width="480" height="295" src="http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/freeplive?layout=4&clip=flv_556e3cff-7769-45ad-92dc-55aa2108fc62&color=0xe7e7e7&autoPlay=false&mute=false&iconColorOver=0x888888&iconColor=0x777777&allowchat=true&height=295&width=480" style="border:0;outline:0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe><div style="font-size:11px;padding-top:10px;text-align:center;width:480px">Watch <a href=http://www.livestream.com/?utm_source=lsplayer&amp;utm_medium=embed&amp;utm_campaign=footerlinks title=live streaming video>live streaming video</a> from <a href=http://www.livestream.com/freeplive?utm_source=lsplayer&amp;utm_medium=embed&amp;utm_campaign=footerlinks title=Watch freeplive at livestream.com>freeplive</a> at livestream.com</div></em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">*This post was updated at 12:15 p.m.</em></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:44:58 +0000 Mark Brush 15301 at http://michiganradio.org WATCH 11 a.m. announcement in Renisha McBride case What really happened the night Renisha McBride died? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-really-happened-night-renisha-mcbride-died <p></p><p>It's been a weary, awful November in metro Detroit so far.&nbsp;</p><p>A week ago Saturday, 19-year-old&nbsp;Renisha McBride was shot dead by a 54-year-old white homeowner in Dearborn Heights.</p><p>She was killed on his porch. Her family says she was looking for help after her car crashed, more than 2 hours earlier and about six blocks away in Detroit.</p><p>Police haven't released the homeowner's name yet. But his attorney says he thought McBride was an intruder, and that the gun went off accidentally. An autopsy confirms she was shot in the face.</p><p>So far, he hasn't been arrested. The Wayne County Prosecutor's office announced Monday that it had "begun the warrant review process," but was awaiting more evidence from Dearborn Heights police before deciding on charges.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:56:30 +0000 Kate Wells 15228 at http://michiganradio.org What really happened the night Renisha McBride died? Protesters call for answers, justice in Renisha McBride's death http://michiganradio.org/post/protesters-call-answers-justice-renisha-mcbrides-death <p>Questions persist - and outrage is growing - over the death of a young unarmed Detroit woman in a suburban community.</p><p><a href="http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/23876234/death-of-girl-19-in-dearborn-heights-may-have-been-self-defense-gone-wrong">Renisha McBride was shot to death</a> on the porch of a Dearborn Heights home last weekend.</p><p>The circumstances surrounding her death remain murky. The man who killed her reportedly told police he thought McBride was breaking into his home, and he shot her accidentally.</p><p>The man has not been arrested or even identified.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:20:44 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15191 at http://michiganradio.org Protesters call for answers, justice in Renisha McBride's death