Deliberations Underway In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial

Deliberations Underway In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial
(Detroit, MI) -- A jury is deliberating a high profile murder case in Detroit. Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights is accused of murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Wafer shot her with a shotgun after she had gone to Wafer's house after a car accident. During three days of testimony, Wafer was grilled by prosecutors about several aspects of the shooting, including why he didn't call 911 if he was in fear of his life. He testified he couldn't find his cell phone and retrieved his shotgun because he didn't want to be a victim in his own home. Wafer has been charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Prosecutors in the high-profile murder trial of Theodore Wafer say the Detroit homeowner handled his shotgun "like a toy" when he killed a teenager on his front porch.  The 55-year-old maintenance worker is accused of killing Renisha McBride with a shotgun blast to face when she knocked on his door looking for help last November after an early morning car crash.  Wafer's defense lawyer claims the homeowner fired in self-defense, fearing a home invasion.