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2:37 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Detroit Jury Deliberating Over Porch Shooting Of Unarmed Teenager

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.

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