by Thandisizwe Chimurenga
The prosecution began its opening statement in the trial of Ted Wafer this morning by showing two photographs of 19-year old Renisha McBride.
“This is Renisha McBride prior to Nov. 1 2013,” said Wayne County Assistant District Attorney Deborah Hageman-Clark.
“And this is Renisha McBride the morning of Nov. 2, 2013,” she stated, showing McBride laying prone with her feet at Wafer’s door and her upper body on the grass where it appears she had fallen backwards. McBride’s head wound was also visible.
“This trial will tell you how Renisha McBride ended up on Ted Wafer’s porch in this photo,” said the prosecutor.