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Earlier this month, the man who shot and killed an unarmed Renisha McBride in November of last year was found guilty of second-degree murder during a trial that lasted a little over a week.

If you’ll recall the shocking and heartless crime, Theodore Wafer fatally shot McBride in the face after she knocked on his door for help following a car crash she was involved in about a half-mile away from Wafer’s home.

In addition to putting Wafer where he belongs – behind bars – McBride’s family is now fighting for their just due from the civil justice system. The family’s attorney, Gerald Thurswell, had this to say about the $10 million civil suit the family has decided to file:

“I have no idea what we’ll be able to collect. Through the criminal justice system, the family got justice. And now through the civil justice system, I’m trying to get them compensation for their loss.”

On the other end of the spectrum, Cheryl Carpenter, Wafer’s attorney, said today that she knew nothing about the wrongful death lawsuit. According to Free Press:

She said Wafer is “being kept safe” in jail and is adjusting. “He’s still shocked by the verdict,” she said. “Just like me.” Carpenter said Wafer, who worked building maintenance at Detroit Metro Airport, is a middle-class man who has lived a middle-class life. “He’s not a rich man,” she said.

We will keep you updated. For now, let’s pray Renisha McBride’s family gets the justice they deserve.

SOURCE: FreePress | PHOTO CREDIT: Handout

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