Porch Shooting Suspect Refused to “Cower”

The Detroit man who is charged with second-degree murder for shooting a 19-year-old woman last year testified Monday, saying he grabbed his gun because he refused to "cower" in his own house. Theodore Wafer, 54, said he had no idea how many people were on his front porch when he heard Renisha McBride outside, and fired his gun out of self-defense. When asked by defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter if he ever thinks of McBride and her family, he said, "It’s devastating — this poor girl, she had her whole life in front of her,” Wafer said through tears. “I took that from her.”

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