Defense Witness: McBride Two Feet From Wafer During Shooting

Defense Witness: McBride Two Feet From Wafer During Shooting
(Detroit, MI) -- Renisha McBride was no more than two feet from Theodore Wafer when he shot her to death on his front porch. Former Michigan State Police Detective David Balash testified yesterday at Wafer's murder trial about the shotgun Wafer used last November and the blast through a screen door. Balash says the screen had been dislodged before Wafer pulled the trigger.
Pathologist Werner Spitz testified from a review of McBride's autopsy pictures that she had cuts and swelling on her hands from pounding on doors at Wafer's house. A Wayne County Medical Examiner told jurors during the prosecution's case that he did not find any wounds on the woman's hands.
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Former Michigan State Police Detective David Balash testifies that the shotgun Theodore Wafer used to kill Renisha McBride would have been held at a steep angle if the screen was properly secured.
Pathologist Werner Spitz says he found a cut and swelling on McBride's hands that were likely caused by pounding on the doors at Wafer's house.
Spitz says to Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Athena Siringas that he relied on pictures for his conclusion about McBride.
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