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Renisha McBride killer gets 17 years in prison

The man who shot and killed teenager Renisha McBride as she stood on the porch of his Dearborn Heights, Michigan, home was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 17 years in prison.

Theodore Wafer was convicted last month of second-degree murder for shooting McBride in the face when she knocked on the door of his home around 4:30 a.m. one morning last November. McBride had been in a car accident and was believed to be seeking help. Wafer, who said he feared the noise was vandals, opened the door, saw a figure, and fired.

Judge Dana M. Hathaway sentenced Wafer to 15 to 30 years in prison for the murder, plus another two for a weapons charge.