A juror in the Ted Wafer murder trial spoke to the Free Press on the condition of anonymity. Ted Wafer was convicted of 2nd degree murder for killing Renisha McBride. Renisha had been in a car accident, was intoxicated, and knocked on Wafer’s door. He opened his door and shot through his screen door with a shotgun, killing the 19-year old.
The juror who interviewed with Free Press said that Wafer’s conflicting statements ultimately helped the jury reach its verdict. The jury was made up of 7 men and 5 women. When they went into deliberations, they took an anonymous vote. That vote was that Wafer was guilty, but they still had to decide whether to convict on second-degree murder or a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. The juror said that their decision hinged on the evidence. Read the rest of this entry
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ABC reports an exclusive interview with Juror Number 4, the home healthcare employee. Known as Valerie, she told ABC News that the issue of self-defense forced the jury into an immediate deadlock and prompted some shouting matches.
Valerie old ABC that the issue of self-defense forced the jury into an immediate deadlock. That led to some shouting matches. Valerie, who wanted a murder conviction, says the group knew within the first hour that they would be unable to reach a unanimous decision on the first count. Read the rest of this entry