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"Porch Shooter" Sentenced To At Least 17 Years For Killing Renisha McBride

Theodore Wafer will serve 17 to 30 years for the shooting death of the unarmed 19-year-old woman.

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Suburban Detroit man Theodore Wafer was sentenced Tuesday to serve a minimum of 17 years in prison for the killing of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

On Nov. 2, 2013, the 55-year-old Wafer fatally shot McBride, who was unarmed, with a shotgun after he awoke to her banging on the front door of his Dearborn Heights, Michigan, home.

On Aug. 7, Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and weapons charges.

JUST IN: Theodore Wafer has been sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison for murdering Renisha McBride: http://t.co/gy0O5oyQrh

Michael Skolnik@MichaelSkolnik

JUST IN: Theodore Wafer has been sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison for murdering Renisha McBride: http://t.co/gy0O5oyQrh

10:18 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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wafer got 2 yrs mandatory on weapon conviction and 15-30 on second murder and 7-15 yrs on the manslaughter. he'll serve at least 17 yrs

oralandar brand-wms@oralandar_DN

wafer got 2 yrs mandatory on weapon conviction and 15-30 on second murder and 7-15 yrs on the manslaughter. he'll serve at least 17 yrs

10:15 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Attorney for McBride's family Jerry Thurswell to BuzzFeed on Wednesday they are "very pleased, [Wafer] can not get out of prison for at least 17 years. [The family] believes justice was done."

Renisha McBride dad says Wafer "got what he deserved"

oralandar brand-wms@oralandar_DN

Renisha McBride dad says Wafer "got what he deserved"

10:28 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

WAFER: "I apologize from the bottom of my heart...I can only hope and pray someday you can forgive me. -@FOX2Erika

Roop Raj@rooprajfox2

WAFER: "I apologize from the bottom of my heart...I can only hope and pray someday you can forgive me. -@FOX2Erika

10:04 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Judge said she believe #TedWafer "acted out of some fear, but mainly out of anger and panic" #RenishaMcBride

idabwellsinstitute@idabeewells

Judge said she believe #TedWafer "acted out of some fear, but mainly out of anger and panic"
#RenishaMcBride

10:05 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wafer's attorney Cheryl Carpenter said during a news conference Wednesday that the minimum 17 years in prison for her client is a "death sentence."

Wafer atty Cheryl Carpenter doing news conference now says it's unfair that he got minimum 17 yrs in prison."It's a death sentence."

oralandar brand-wms@oralandar_DN

Wafer atty Cheryl Carpenter doing news conference now says it's unfair that he got minimum 17 yrs in prison."It's a death sentence."

10:40 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

wafer atty says his demeanor after sentencing was "pure panic" like a "wild animal" who doesn't know what happened to him

oralandar brand-wms@oralandar_DN

wafer atty says his demeanor after sentencing was "pure panic" like a "wild animal" who doesn't know what happened to him

10:52 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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