Morbidology the Podcast – 117: Renisha McBride

Podcast released on: 13th September 2021

Race can often play a part in how certain people view certain situations. In 2013, a black teenage girl went to the front door of a home in a predominantly white neighbourhood near Detroit, Michigan. She had gotten into a car accident and was looking for help. The actions of the home-owner that night would…


Race can often play a part in how certain people view certain situations. In 2013, a black teenage girl went to the front door of a home in a predominantly white neighbourhood near Detroit, Michigan. She had gotten into a car accident and was looking for help. The actions of the home-owner that night would raise many questions about how people talk about race and violence within the United States.

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Audio Sources:

“Ted Wafer charged with the murder of 19-year-old Renisha McBride”

“Wafer found guilty of murder in shooting of Renisha McBride”

“Renisha McBride’s father speaks at Theodore Wafer’s sentencing”

“Testimony: Renisha McBride drank, argued with mom and crashed car before shooting death”

“Wafer testifies in fatal shooting of Renisha McBride”

Ted Wafer testifies in own murder trial of Renisha McBride

“FULL VIDEO: Ted Wafer sentenced for Renisha McBride porch shooting”

“Renisha McBride Family Speaks”

Sources:

FOX 2, 3 November, 2013 – “Teenager’s Body Found Dumped in Dearborn Heights”

Press & Guide, 4 November, 2013 – “Teen Shot to Death on North End Porch”

The Detroit News, 5 November, 2013 – “Family of Slain Detroit Woman Seeks Answers”

The Detroit News, 6 November, 2013 – “Prosecutor Asks for More Details”

The Wire, 7 November, 2013 – “Man who Shot a Detroit Woman Looking for Help”

Associated Press, 8 November, 2013 – “Protestors Call for Justice”

The Detroit News, 8 November, 2013 – “Family of Detroit Woman Slain”

The Detroit News, 9 November, 2013 – “Tearful Goodbyes for Woman Killed in Dearborn Heights”

The Independent, 10 November, 2013 – “Renisha McBride”

The Detroit News, 11 November, 2013 – “Autopsy Leads to More Questions”

The Detroit News, 12 November, 2013 – “Dispatcher Details McBride Shooting”

Agence France-Presse, 15 November, 2013 – “US Man Charged in Racially Tinged Killing”

FOX – 2 WJBK, 15 November, 2013 – “Renisha McBride’s Parents React to Murder Charges”

The Macomb Daily, 18 November, 2013 – “Alleged McBride Shooter Held on Bond”

Associated Press, 18 December, 2013 – “Witness Describes Car Crash”

The Detroit News, 18 December, 2013 – “McBride Testimony”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 18 December, 2013 – “Man Who Shot Woman on Porch Will Face Trial”

Associated Press, 2 April, 2014 – “Man Charged in Porch Shooting Wants New Judge”

Associated Press, 25 April, 2014 – “Judge Removed from Porch Shooting Case”

Associated Press, 20 June, 2014 – “Big Jury Pool Sought”

The Detroit News, 20 July, 2014 – “With Jury Selection set to Begin”

Associated Press, 23 July, 2014 – “Porch Shooter’s Lawyer Says He Feared for his Life”

The Daily Tribune, 23 July, 2014 – “Defense Claims Extreme Fear in Opening”

The Detroit News, 23 July, 2014 – “Prosecutor Says Victim no Threat”

WFIN – 1330 AM, 23 July, 2014 – “Unarmed Teen Appeared Hurt”

Associated Press, 24 July, 2014 – “Porch Shooter: I Didn’t Know Gun was Loaded”

The Detroit News, 24 July, 2014 – “Attorney Questions Evidence Handling”

Associated Press, 28 July, 2014 – “McBride Slurring During Phone Call”

The News-Herald, 28 July, 2014 – “Day 3 Testimony”

Associated Press, 29 July, 2014 – “No Accident With Gun in Porch Shooting”

The Detroit News, 29 July, 2014 – “Expert Testimony”

Press & Guide, 30 July, 2014 – “Autopsy Showed McBride’s Brain was Pulpified”

Associated Press, 31 July, 2014 – “Expert Talks About Cuts on McBride’s Hands”

Associated Press, 4 August, 2014 – “Porch Killing Defendant: I Wasn’t Going to Cower”

The Detroit News, 4 August, 2014 – “Porch Shooting Suspect Cries in Court”

FOX – 2 WJBK, 5 August, 2014 – “Prosecution Picks Apart Porch Shooter’s Self-Defence Testimony”

Associated Press, 6 August, 2014 – “Detroit-Area Porch Shooting Case Goes to Jury”

The Detroit News, 6 August, 2014 – “Wafter’s Testimony Challenged”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 6 August, 2014 – “Man Guilty of Murdering Woman at his Front Door”

Associated Press, 28 August, 2014 – “Minimum 17 Year Sentence Sought in Porch Shooting”

Associated Press, 3 September, 2014 – “Detroit Area Man Gets 17 Years in Porch Shooting”

Atlanta Daily World, 3 September, 2014 – “Killer of Renisha McBride to Serve at Least 17 Years”

FOX – 2 WJBK, 3 September, 2014 – “Wafer ‘Had No Remorse’”

Associated Press, 15 June, 2015 – “Settlement Reached in Fatal Detroit Area Porch Shooting”

Associated Press, 9 March, 2018 – “Michigan Supreme Court Denies Appeal”

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