People v. Theodore Wafer - During the summer of 2014, a jury found Wafer guilty as charged guilty as charged. On September 4, 2014 Wafer was sentenced by Judge Dana Hathaway to imprisonment in the Michigan Department of Corrections for 15-30 years for Second Degree Murder, 7-15 years for Statutory Manslaughter and two years consecutively for Felony Firearm in the fatal shooting of victim Renisha McBride. On February 13. 2022, the Michigan Supreme Court vacated the defendant's conviction for Statutory Manslaughter. WCPO has filed a resentencing memorandum that is attached outlining its position.
Today Judge Dana Hathaway ordered the defendant to serve the exact same sentence in the Michigan Department of Corrections: 15-30 years for Second Degree Murder, 7-15 years for Statutory Manslaughter and two years consecutively for Felony Firearm.
"We are pleased with the Court's resentencing of Mr. Wafer today. There were very sound reasons for the original sentence, and it was the wisest course to give the same sentence today," said Prosecutor Worthy.