Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Despite an incredibly messed up and ultimately failed effort to livestream the trial today, the prosecution and defense gave their opening statements in the Theodore Wafer porch-shooting case.
With the exception of something defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter said during her opening statement, we did not learn anything new.
Oralandar Brand-Williams tweeted,
wafer atty says he was sound asleep the heard “boom, boom, boom, boom” (shouting loudly) about noise she says he heard
wafer cld not find his cell phone, defense atty says. he goes to the kitchen..he is not armed..looking for cell phone..”‘his heart is racing
wafer looks outside and sees not 1 person but 2/ more people..the door was shaking..people were trying to get in, wafer believed, says atty
ted is thinking they’re coming to get me..they’re breaking into my house, says wafer atty.
he’s thinking go away..leave me alone..he goes to get his shotgun.it’s not his first decis. he doesn’t know what else to do, wafer atty says
Marie Osborne adds via twitter:
#TheodoreWafer trial defense: Grabs shot gun AFTER hearing repeated bangs on his front and side door. “Never so scared in his life”
#TheodoreWafer Defense: “He sees a figure and shoots. He looks and knows immediately it’s a shorter person, a woman”
Now, back to Oralandar Brand-Williams,
atty says he didn’t know if renisha was african american, arab, hispanic when he shot her to death.
My comment today:
I wonder who these other mysterious people were and if he told the police about them.
He didn’t mention them to the 911 operator.
We will find out tomorrow if Wafer mentioned these other people to the detectives. My guess is they will deny that he did and hopefully they video and audio recorded what he told them so there will not be any doubt what he said.
Until tomorrow at 9 am EDT.
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