Theodore Wafer is requesting a new judge for his impending June trial in connection with the fatal shooting of Renisha McBride last year. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a felony firearm after he shot McBride in the face when he found her on his porch in late one night in November.
A hearing to sort out a few pretrial motions is slated for Friday but what seems to be at stake now is the presiding Judge Qiana Lillard’s Facebook friends.
The prosecutors in Wafer’s case are some of Lillard’s friends on the social network. As a result, the defense asserts that Lillard might be swayed by her relationship with those attorneys, consciously or unconsciously.
A final decision has yet to be made. Wafer's trial begins on June 2.
Dearborn Heights man charged in porch shooting of unarmed woman wants new judge http://t.co/uO2ZrJ0VmZ
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) April 2, 2014
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