Detroit Jury Deliberating Over Porch Shooting Of Unarmed Teenager
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Jurors in Detroit are deliberating in the trial of Theodore Wafer, a white Dearborn Heights man who shot and killed an African American teenager on his front porch last November.
Wafer doesn’t dispute that he killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride, after she banged on his porch door at 4:40 in the morning. He says he did so in self-defense, that he was afraid she was trying to break in.
Here & Now’s Robin Young talks to Sarah Cwiek, a reporter with Michigan Radio and the Here & Now Contributor’s Network, about the case and the trial.