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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Four evidence technicians/scientists describe how forensics evidence was collected and analyzed by law enforcement from Wafer’s home.

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 this morning’s testimony here:

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Witnesses this afternoon included:

  • Cyndi Maxwell, Dearborn Police Corporal, Fingerprint Collection
  • Jennifer Rizk, Michigan State Police, Fingerprint Analysis
  • Allison Riviera-Papillo, Michigan State Police Crime Lab
  • Heather Vitta, Michigan State Police, Forensic Scientist

All four are, obviously, involved in the law enforcement collection and analysis of evidence from crime scenes.  

–-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 (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.


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Gremlin1974 | July 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

I do find it interesting that they didn’t try to match the shoe print from the AC unit to McBride’s shoes that evening, if for nothing else than to prove that she hadn’t attempted to enter that way. Seems to me like a no brainer.


Cyndi Maxwell is a stoned fox.

I still think this was a bad shoot.