Re: Suburban Detroit homeowner convicted of second-degree murder in porch shooting
Originally Posted by Excon
What exactly is it you think you are refuting?
I know what was presented, which is why I was able to correct the other poster.
There was no evidence that she was seeking help at Mr.Wafer's residence. The only such evidence was that she refused assistance when it was offered earlier.
And no one said she did break-in. But it was evident that she was trying to get in, nor was she simply knocking.
Juries get things wrong all the time. This is just another example of it.
Had he not changed his account, it would have been a straight manslaughter verdict.
And if your aunt was a man then s/he would be your auncle, eh?
The court decided this case based on reality, not on what might have been.
Remember this case the next time that someone pounds on your door.
Michigan defines a life sentence as 25 years. But... the Court can evidently sentence him to any lesser penalty that it sees fit. In short, it appears possible (though not very likely) to get a one year sentence.
I don't know enough of the facts of this case, but I remember discussion it when it happened. I don't understand the second degree verdict. I can understand voluntary manslaughter, but not second degree murder.
If I don't respond to you, maybe I'm tired of nonsense. I don't need the last word like some of you do.