Jury finds front porch shooter guilty of murder - KCTV5

Jury finds front porch shooter guilty of murder

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The lawyer for Theodore Wafer addresses the judge after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of teen Renisha McBride. (Source: ABC/CBS) The lawyer for Theodore Wafer addresses the judge after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of teen Renisha McBride. (Source: ABC/CBS)

DETROIT, MI (ABC/CBS) - A Detroit jury reached a guilty verdict in the case against Theodore Wafer, on trial for shooting unarmed teenager Renisha McBride on his front porch.

The jury found Wafer guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter and a felony firearms charge.

The jury, which consists of seven men and five women, began its deliberations on Wednesday after nine days of testimony.

Wafer, 55, shot and killed McBride, 19, last November when the teenager showed up inebriated on his porch at 4:40 a.m.

Wafer said he could only make out a figure around his house, and the person pounded on his door and made him fear for his life.

Almost immediately after beginning deliberations, the jury made several requests, including to have Wafer's shotgun and his screen door brought to the jury room.

Sentencing has been set for August 21.

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