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Renisha McBride Killer Sentenced To 17 Years For Murder


The man who shot an unarmed Renisha McBride on his porch has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder.

McBride was seeking assistance after walking away from a car crash in Detroit in November, 2013.

Reports CBS News:

Theodore Wafer was sentenced Wednesday for the second-degree murder of Renisha McBride. Before sentencing, the 55-year-old Dearborn Heights man told the young woman’s parents he was sorry for what happened during the early morning hours of Nov. 2.

Prosecutors recommended at least 17 years in prison for Wafer, including two years for unlawful use of a gun. During trial, he said he shot the 19-year-old because he feared for his life, but a jury rejected Wafer’s claim of self-defense.

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