Monica McBride, Walter Ray Simmons

The family of Renisha McBride,  the young woman shot to death by Theordore Wafer when she stumbled upon his porch in Dearborn,Mi., has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the recently convicted murderer.

The McBride’s family attorney, Gerald Thurswell, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Monica McBride and Walter Ray Simmons, citing counts of assault and battery, negligence, gross negligence, emotional distress and wrongful death, according to the Detroit News.

A jury on Aug.7 found Wafer guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter and felonious use of a firearm stemming from the death of McBride

Wafer  is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 3 and faces a maximum of life in prison for the second-degree murder charge. The involuntary manslaughter charge carries a 15-year maximum and an additional charge for using a firearm while committing a felony comes with a mandatory two years penalty.


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  • ALM247

    Good for them.

  • Good. It can’t lessen their pain of their child being murdered, but that man should pay in every way for killing her.

  • Renisha McBride’s family is strong and they are very brave. We are all in solidarity with them and I support their lawsuit 100 percent.

    RIP Renisha McBride.