Friday, November 15, 2013

Renisha McBride Case: Charges Are Going Forward.

Arraignment is set for this afternoon and charges are going forward.

Unfortunately, the live feed is so messed up I could not hear what the charges actually were, but Worthy stated that she believes he did not act in lawful self-defense.

Thanks to the Detroit News it appears the charge is Second Degree murder, manslaugher and possesison of a firarm in a felony.

Homeowner Theodore Wafer, 54, faces arraignment Friday afternoon in the charges, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced.

At least some information was understandable during the feed and worthy stated that the shot was through an open front door but a closed screen door, and she confirmed McBride was intoxicated.

The media also asked some really stupid questions regarding the "Stand Your Ground Law" and a howler asking Worthy if she could confirm if McBride was wearing a hoodie - nice job trying to taint that jury pool there guys.


Murphy's Law said...

No suprise. The savages have to be appeased. and Kym Worthy made her career by over-charging and prosecuting two good cops when she was a junior assistant prosecutor. Detroit Police Officers Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn--never forget.

Aaron said...

Yep, I'm amazed she kept a straight face when she claimed that both the uproar from certain sectors of the public and race had nothing to do with the charging decision.

So far it does look like an over-charge, but the facts are looking like manslaughter barring any further evidence, but there may very well be some evidence out there for self-defense.