Renisha McBride Update: Theodore Wafer Arraigned On Murder, Manslaughter Charges, Bail Set At $250K

Theodore Wafer, Renisha McBride

UPDATE: 11/15/13, 3:02 P.M. ET

Theodore P. Wafer was arraigned on second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearms charges this afternoon at the Dearborn Heights District Court, reports MyFoxDetroit.

Wafer’s bail was set at $250,000, with a preliminary examination set for Dec. 18.

See arraignment below:


Theodore P. Wafer, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

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Wafer shot McBride in the face at approximately 3:40 a.m. Nov. 2, on the front porch of his Dearborn Heights home, located in a predominately White suburb in Detroit. But, according to dispatch records, he waited to 4:40 a.m. to call 911.

Theodore Wafer

McBride’s toxicology results showed that the 19-year-old had a blood-alcohol level of .218 — more than twice the legal limit, reports CBS News. It’s also 10 times the legal amount for drivers under 21 years of age. Marijuana was also detected, but the level was so low it suggests that McBride had not used the drug the day of her death.

Gerald Thurswell, the attorney representing McBride’s family, said the results should have no bearing on the case:

“The bottom line in this whole case is that he was in his house, the door is locked, he has a phone,” said Thurswell of Wafer. “All he had to do was call 911. Maybe she would have been arrested because she was drunk – but she’d be alive.”

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy

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