Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Killer of Renisha McBride sentenced to 15-30 years in prison

[SOURCE] The Dearborn Heights homeowner convicted last month for shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride to death last fall was sentenced Wednesday to 15 to 30 years on a second-degree murder charge.

Theodore Wafer, 55, was convicted Aug. 7 by a Wayne County jury on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the killing of McBride.

Wafer also received seven to 15 years on the manslaughter charge and a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence on the felony firearm charge, meaning he'll serve at least 17 years in prison.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office asked for a minimum of 17 years in prison. Wayne County Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway, who presided over the trial, announced Wafer’s sentencing at a hearing that included courtroom comments from McBride’s sister.

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