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Renisha Mcbride Shooting

Renisha McBride Shooter Gets 17 Years In Prison

AP | Ed White | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison for killing an unarmed woman who appeared on his porch b...

Killer Faces Prison, Parents After Shooting Unarmed Teen

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 year...

Minimum 17-Year Sentence Sought In Porch Shooting Of Unarmed Woman

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 10.28.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his l...

Did Social Media Help Get #JusticeForRenisha?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

Just last week, Theodore Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride. While the outcome brought so...

Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin And How Race & Gender Have Affected Coverage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the kill...

Porch Shooter First Told Cops It Was An Accident

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Trial Begins For Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teenager On His Porch

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- As a prosecutor showed a jury photos of Renisha McBride, her father rushed out of the court room. The photos of the 19-year-old -- first sm...

Renisha McBride Shooting Death Trial To Begin

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and bl...

Trial Date Set For Renisha McBride Killer

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

Theodore Wafer, a Michigan man who fatally shot a woman through his screen door last year, will face trial in July. Wafer, 55, is charged with sec...

Theodore Wafer Will Stand Trial For Death Of Renisha McBride

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

A judge ruled that the man who is accused of killing an unarmed Detroit teen on his front porch has been ordered to stand trial. Judge David Turfe...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Renisha McBride, Slain Teen, Just 'Wanted To Go Home'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The night 19-year-old Renisha McBride was shot to death on a homeowner's porch last month, she was just trying to get home, according to court testimo...

Homeowner Shot 'Confused' Woman Who'd Been In Accident

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A young, drunk woman fatally shot on a man's porch in suburban Detroit was hurt, scared and confused a few hours earl...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Accused Killer Of Teen Slain On Porch Back In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Forty-six days after an unarmed 19-year-old named Renisha McBride was shot to death, her accused killer is set to appear in court for the first time s...

"I Didn't Mean to Kill Renisha McBride." But Does it Matter?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

While accidents are commonplace, many can have legal consequences. Spilling hot coffee, slipping and falling, and the often-occurring automobile "fender bender" may cause injury to people and property and result in lawsuits seeking monetary damages. But some accidents are far more serious.

Outcome Of Porch Shooting Case Could Hinge On This One Word

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — The way Renisha Marie McBride's young life ended Nov. 2 is not in dispute: A homeowner in suburban Detroit fatally shot the 19-year-o...

Renisha, Jonathon, Trayvon...The New Strange Fruit?

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

As a young adult, I was Renisha McBride. Traveling home from college late one evening, my car stalled. With no cell phone, and still miles away from home, I made Renisha's choice. I walked to the nearest home and knocked on the front door.

Renisha McBride's Family: We Just Want Justice

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face on the porch of a suburban Detroit home say they find it ...

Homeowner Charged With Murder In Death Of Teen Slain On Porch

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

A man was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and a related gun charge in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, Michigan's Wayne Count...

Prosecutor To Discuss Pursuing Charges In Renisha McBride Shooting

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a woman shot to death on a suburban Detroit porch says the homeowner should have dialed 911 before pulling...

Teen Shot On Porch Had Alcohol And Pot In Her System: Report

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A toxicology report finds a 19-year-old woman shot to death by a homeowner on a suburban Detroit porch had a high level of alcohol in...

Prosecutors Mulling Charges In Porch Shooting Case

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday that they are reviewing possible charges against a suburban Detroit homeowner in the shoot...

LISTEN: Police Audio From Night Of Teen's Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

In a contentious case where few details have been released, audio from a police dispatcher and a partial timeline of the hours before Renisha McBride'...

Slain Teen's Death Ruled Homicide After Autopsy

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices

An autopsy report for the 19-year-old woman allegedly slain by a homeowner while possibly trying to get help after an accident shows she was shot in t...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawyer For Man Implicated In Renisha McBride Shooting Speaks Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- The lawyer for a man implicated in the shooting of 19-year-old Renisha McBride believes evidence will show her client's actions were "justi...