Theodore Wafer Gets 17 Years for Renisha McBride Murder

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Theodore Wafer sits in the back of the court room before his arraignment in Detroit, Michigan January 15, 2014, for the November 2, 2013 shooting death of Renisha McBride in Dearborn Heights.
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The Michigan man who shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride as she banged on his front door for help in the middle of the night has been sentenced to a term of 15 to 30 years for second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, plus another two for a felony weapons conviction. Wafer was convicted last month in the 2013 shooting after a jury deliberated for less than two days. He faced life in prison.

Wafer Gets 17 Years for Renisha McBride Murder