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Fri November 15, 2013
Man who shot Renisha McBride charged with murder in the second degree
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today that the man who shot 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2nd will be charged with murder in the second degree, manslaughter, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Second degree murder is non-premeditated murder. It can carry a sentence in Michigan of up to life in prison.
The man has been identified as Theodore Paul Wafer, a 54-year-old from Dearborn Heights.
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.
Here is the 911 dispatch call that came in after the shooting:
We will have more on this story later. McBride's family is expected to hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today.
*This post has been updated.