Transcript for Jury Finds Porch Shooter Guilty
Now to the breaking headline out of Detroit late today, a verdict, all of this centering around what really happened on one man's front porch. He shot a young woman who had come to his front door looking for help. She did not survive. He told the jury he had feared for his life. ABC's Ryan smith was in the courtroom for the verdict. Count one, murder in the second degree, guilt of murder in the second degree. Reporter: After only shooting her through his screen door as she stood on his front porch in the middle of the night. Afterwards, wafer stoic, while the victim's mother brimming with emotion, hugging prosecutors. We have now what we need to move on with our lives. Reporter: In a case that for some drew comparisons to the George Zimmerman case, a white shooter killing a black teen, prosecutors argued Mcbride was lost and injured from a nearby car accident and that wafer was looking for trouble. The defendant picks up this shotgun, pulls the trigger, and blew her face off. I just shot somebody on my front porch with a shotgun banging on my door. Reporter: The defense claimed wafer frightened by an intoxicated Mcbride banging violently through that screen door had no choice but to act. The walls were shaking, the would was about to break. Reporter: On the stand, wafer steadfast in his explanation. I wasn't going to cower in my house. Reporter: Now as one man sits in prison, a family feeling vindicated. Justice was served today. Yes, it was. Justice was served today. Reporter: Theed dor wafer will be back in this courthouse to face sentencing and the judge could sentence him to life in prison.
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