Renisha McBride killer sentenced: Theodore Wafer given 17 years.

Renisha McBride Killer Sentenced to at Least 17 Years in Prison

Renisha McBride Killer Sentenced to at Least 17 Years in Prison

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Sept. 3 2014 10:54 AM

Suburban Detroit Man Who Shot Renisha McBride Sentenced to at Least 17 Years in Prison

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Theodore Wafer.

Photo by Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Theodore Wafer—the white suburban Detroit homeowner who shot black 19-year-old Renisha McBride to death on his porch when she knocked on his door late at night after a car accident—has been sentenced to at least 17 years in prison. From the Detroit News:

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office asked for a minimum of 17 years in prison. Wayne County Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway, who presided over the trial, announced Wafer’s sentencing at a hearing that included courtroom comments from McBride’s sister ...
Wafer’s attorney, Cheryl Carpenter, has said she plans to appeal the conviction. Carpenter has said her client is remorseful about the shooting.
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Wafer, who was convicted of second-degree murder, said he thought his home was being threatened by multiple potential invaders when he fired his gun. He was also convicted on manslaughter and firearms charges.