Nov. 13, 2013,
1 p.m. -
While police and the
mainstream press have continued to protect the identity of the
Michigan man responsible for the death of a 19-year-old woman,
the independent press is openly reporting the homeowner's name.
The Voice of Detriot was first on
Saturday to report Theodore Paul Wafer or Ted Wafer,
of 16812 West Outer Drive in Dearborn Heights, as
being responsible for the shooting of Renisha McBride, 19. The
Voice of Detroit's dispatch was followed by reports by Atlanta
Black Star, DigitalJournal.com and SandraRose.com. All the of
the websites reported the shooter's name to Theodore Paul Wafer
or Ted Wafer.
A 54-year-old homeowner has said that he accidentally fired
his 12-gauge shotgun killing McBride on Nov. 2, police said. The medical
examiner has ruled the death a homicide.
What's more, a 911 dispatcher detailed the
confession in a recoding
released late yesterday.
Names are typically withheld by authorities and the press in
crimes of rape and when juveniles are involved.