Today continues with the third day of the murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the Detroit front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride.  We covered days two and one here (presented in reverse chronological order):

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 1 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 1 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

This morning saw testimony from five witnesses, among them:

  • Davonta Bynes who texted with McBride the night of her death.
  • Ray Murad, a neighbor of Wafer’s who heard noise before the shooting, as well as the shot itself.
  • Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant Kevin Lucidi, an accident reconstruction expert.
  • Livonia Detective Wade Higgason, who recovered McBride’s cell phone from her impounded vehicle.
  • ATF Special Agent Stan Brue, an expert on cell phone records.

Before any witnesses were heard or the jury brought in, however, the defense once again renewed their calls for Judge Hathaway to allow into evidence certain of McBride’s texts and history of her prior driving accidents.  Again, they were refused.

–-Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

[NOTE: Images of trial postings from the live blog of the Detroit Free Press have been removed at their request.]


Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog (autographed copies available) and Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle). He holds many state-specific Law of Self Defense Seminars around the country, and produces free online self-defense law educational video- and podcasts at the Law of Self Defense University.