Renisha McBride Shooter Gets Trial Date

Update on the Renisha McBride trial.

The man accused of killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride last year will go to trial in June.

Theodore Wafer will stand trial June 2 through June 13 for second-degree murder after a judge rejected a self-defense argument last month. The 54-year-old airport employee entered a not guilty plea during a hearing this week.

Just hours before the shooting, McBride, who had reportedly been drinking and smoking marijuana, had crashed her car and later knocked on Wafer’s door for assistance. Wafer claimed he was afraid and protected himself by shooting the teen.

The case, which sparked nationwide outrage, has been compared to Trayvon Martin and civil rights groups have claimed race played a part in the tragic events.

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