Forty-six days after an unarmed 19-year-old named Renisha McBride was shot to death, her accused killer is set to appear in court for the first time since his initial arraignment.
Theodore Paul Wafer, 54, is scheduled to appear in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wednesday morning to determine if there is enough evidence to bring the case to trial. He will face a probable cause hearing after being charged withsecond-degree murder, manslaughter and a related gun charge in McBride’s Nov. 2 death on Wafer’s porch.
McBride, who had a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit, crashed her car nearby in Detroit several hours before approaching Wafer’s home. She was disoriented and bloody when she left the accident scene on foot before police arrived. McBride’s family believe that when she banged on Wafer’s door after 4 a.m., she was seeking help. Another theory posits that she confused Wafer’s house with her own — both are on corner lots.
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