Here we are again. While Marissa Alexander in Florida and George McNeil in Georgia are serving decades-long prison sentences simply because they dared to defend themselves from crazed attackers, white homeowners have been murdering car-crash survivors in need of help as of late with complete impunity. Just a few weeks ago, we reported on the tragic case of Jonathon Terrell, and now a 19-year old named Renisha McBride has been shot dead in Detroit, Michigan.
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Renisha McBride, 19, was shot to death on November 2, 2013 by a homeowner in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. According to an autopsy released on Monday, McBride was shot in the face.
Assistant Medical Examiner Kilak Kesha ruled Renisha’s death a homicide, and documented findings that
“There was an entrance shotgun wound to the face, with no evidence of close-range discharge of a firearm noted on the skin surrounding this wound. The wound tract passes through the soft tissue and bones of the face and entered the brain. Associated with this injury were skull fractures and bleeding around the brain. The would track was from front to back and right to left. Multiple lead pellets and fragments or wad were recovered from the brain and retained.”
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