Dearborn Heights http://michiganradio.org en Jury selection begins in Renisha McBride shooting case http://michiganradio.org/post/jury-selection-begins-renisha-mcbride-shooting-case <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; display: inline;">‚Äč</div><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">DETROIT (AP) - Jury selection starts today in Detroit in the trial of a 55-year-old man who shot to death a young woman who had been knocking on his door in the wee hours of the morning in November.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Prosecutors say Theodore Wafer grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door of his Dearborn Heights home and blasted 19-year-old Renisha McBride in the face.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">McBride was drunk but unarmed when she had gone to get help after crashing her car.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Wafer claims McBride was aggressive and violent and that he acted in self-defense.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:12:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18450 at http://michiganradio.org Jury selection begins in Renisha McBride shooting case 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