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Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial: Closing Arguments, Jury Deliberations

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:53pm 8/6/2014 at 2:53pm
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Defense Rests in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial, Closings Wednesday

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:00pm 8/5/2014 at 6:00pm

Welcome back to the eighth day of the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.

Theodore Wafer Back on Cross-Examination

Wafer was back on cross-examination today, having taken the stand in his own...

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Homeowner Takes the Stand in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

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Posted by    Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:37pm 8/4/2014 at 6:37pm

Court room testimony took a dramatic turn today in the murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride when Wafer took the stand to testify in his own behalf.

Direct questioning was conduced by lead defense counsel Cheryl Carpenter.  (As usual for this trial...

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: What you need to know heading into Week 3

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Posted by    Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6:15pm 8/3/2014 at 6:15pm

Tomorrow marks the start of the third week of the second degree murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  This past week saw the milestone of the prosecution resting and...

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 6 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:20pm 7/31/2014 at 5:20pm

Well today continued to be a bad, bad day for the Prosecution in the Detroit trial of Theodore Wafer, charged with second degree murder for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  The prosecution team seems to completely lose...

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 6 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:20pm 7/31/2014 at 1:20pm

Welcome, all to the morning of the 6th day of the Michigan front porch shooting case, in which homeowner Theodore Wafer is up on second degree murder charges for the shooting death of an extraordinarily intoxicated and likely concussed Renisha McBride on his front porch ~4:00 AM on November 2, 2013.

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:20pm 7/30/2014 at 9:20pm

So we find ourselves at the end-of-day wrap-up for day 5 of the murder trial of Theodor Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his Detroit front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  This afternoon the State would rest with its final witness, Medical Examiner...

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:50pm 7/30/2014 at 1:50pm

We’re back for day 5 of the second degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. As has been the case since mid-day of day 1, Judge Hathaway still refuses the trial to...

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BREAKING: New Jersey “Road Rage Cop” Acquitted in Maryland Murder Trial

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:52pm 7/30/2014 at 12:52pm

Just breaking in the last few minutes, NJ police officer Joseph Walker, tried on charges of  first degree murder in the road-rage shooting of Joseph Harvey Jr., has been acquitted. Not many details yet, so we’ll just share the news as provided by Hudson News 12 New Jersey, 

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 4 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7:00pm 7/29/2014 at 7:00pm

Well, things finally got engaging in the second degree murder trial of Theodor Wafer, charged with unlawfully killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his Detroit front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.

Of key importance was the playing in court–but outside the hearing of the jury–of audio recovered from...

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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 4 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:20pm 7/29/2014 at 1:20pm

We;re back with day 4 of the second degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on Wafer’s Detroit front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.

The day started, as has become customary, with Wafer’s defense counsel Cheryl Carpenter asking Judge Dana Hathaway...

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(UPDATE: Stay Granted) D.C. Seeks Stay of Federal Court Order Allowing Handgun Carry

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:30am 7/29/2014 at 8:30am

Not that it comes as any surprise, but Washington DC has filed an appeal for a stay of the Palmer v. DC ruling this weekend that ordered stopped DC’s laws banning the public carry of handguns.

This District’s motion asks for a stay pending appeal of the DC Court’s ruling, are in...

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

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:10pm 7/28/2014 at 6:10pm

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

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 1:50pm 7/28/2014 at 1:50pm

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...

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Accused NJ Cop Takes the Stand in MD Road-rage Killing

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:00pm 7/27/2014 at 8:00pm

Joseph Walker, the New Jersey police officer who shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr. in a Maryland road-rage incident, took the stand this past Friday to testify in his own defense over a 90 minute period, reports The Baltimore Sun.  Walker is charged with first degree murder in the case, and if...

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VIDEO: Police Chief Provides More Detail on Case of CA Woman Shot in Back

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:30am 7/27/2014 at 7:30am

I just came across some brief TV news coverage with additional details on the case of 80-year-old CA native Tom Greer pursuing and shooting in the back 28-year-old Andrea Miller. We covered the case the other day, Pro-Tip: Shooting Fleeing Women in the Back is NOT Self-Defense.

Miller and 26-year-old Gus Adams...

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Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, DC Handgun Carry Ban

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:40pm 7/26/2014 at 6:40pm

Well, well, well–I guess the big guy upstairs knew I could do with a pick-me-up while I struggle through this respiratory infection.  And boy, did he deliver big (with a h/t to Ace of Spades HQ).

In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which...

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