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    Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

    Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder | ThinkProgress

    The Detroit-area homeowner who shot in the head 19-year-old Renisha McBride was found guilty of murder Thursday afternoon. The jury found him guilty on all three charges — second-degree murder, manslaughter, and felony firearm — on its second day of deliberations.

    .....Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said her office determined that Wafer “did not act in lawful self-defense.”

    During the trial, prosecutors probed Wafer’s inconsistent testimony on whether he intended to fire, and questioned why, if he was shooting in fear for his life, he put his gun down by the front door. They also called upon jurors in closing arguments to consider why he didn’t make a more vigorous effort to call the police before turning to his gun, rather than making himself “judge, jury, and executioner.”


    I think this is justice served.
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    re: Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

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    Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder | ThinkProgress

    The Detroit-area homeowner who shot in the head 19-year-old Renisha McBride was found guilty of murder Thursday afternoon. The jury found him guilty on all three charges — second-degree murder, manslaughter, and felony firearm — on its second day of deliberations.

    .....Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said her office determined that Wafer “did not act in lawful self-defense.”

    During the trial, prosecutors probed Wafer’s inconsistent testimony on whether he intended to fire, and questioned why, if he was shooting in fear for his life, he put his gun down by the front door. They also called upon jurors in closing arguments to consider why he didn’t make a more vigorous effort to call the police before turning to his gun, rather than making himself “judge, jury, and executioner.”


    I think this is justice served.


    I agree-I said it was a bogus shoot from the start.



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    re: Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

    From all I read about this, it sounds like the jury got this one right.
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    So sad that this 19 year old won't get to live her life. That is the responsibility of every gun owner to know that they hold the power to end someone's life. It's a shame that this poor girl doesn't get to live because this awful man choose to not remember that responsibility.
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    re: Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So sad that this 19 year old won't get to live her life. That is the responsibility of every gun owner to know that they hold the power to end someone's life. It's a shame that this poor girl doesn't get to live because this awful man choose to not remember that responsibility.
    I felt the same way. No glee that he will suffer in prison (and no doubt he will) just so sad for this young girl and everyone who loved her. We can only hope that the next time some who is armed finds themselves in a similar situation, this outcome makes them stop and think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I felt the same way. No glee that he will suffer in prison (and no doubt he will) just so sad for this young girl and everyone who loved her. We can only hope that the next time some who is armed finds themselves in a similar situation, this outcome makes them stop and think.
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    re: Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

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    People too often talk about the right to bear arms without mentioning the responsibilities one has when they do.
    That is not really true. but most gun owners are too busy dealing with the idiots who claim we should not be able to own weapons. given how few legal gun owners misuse their arms, I think your fears are misplaced.



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    re: Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    That is not really true. but most gun owners are too busy dealing with the idiots who claim we should not be able to own weapons. given how few legal gun owners misuse their arms, I think your fears are misplaced.
    The problem here TD is the outcome. We're talking about lives here not inconveniences
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    re: Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So sad that this 19 year old won't get to live her life. That is the responsibility of every gun owner to know that they hold the power to end someone's life. It's a shame that this poor girl doesn't get to live because this awful man choose to not remember that responsibility.
    You need to go give some speeches in Chicago. Maybe there won't be so many murders there each year. This guy got what he deserved and so should all the other killers of innocent people.

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    re: Homeowner Who Shot And Killed A Girl On His Porch Found Guilty Of Murder[W:56]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    People too often talk about the right to bear arms without mentioning the responsibilities one has when they do.
    Its not talked about because the vast majority gun owners don't distinguish between the two. Most rights come with responsibilities.

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