Thursday, July 31, 2014
The defense continues to present its case today in the porch-shooting case with its expert, Dr. Werner Spitz, still on the stand.
Mr. Wafer may be the final witness, so this could be an exciting day..
The relevant issues to keep in mind today:
(1) whether her conduct knocking on the door placed Wafer in imminent danger of death or serious injury and
(2) whether Wafer’s acts (opening the inner door and pulling the trigger) caused McBride’s death.
McBride’s BAC isn’t particularly relevant.
Her actions are relevant to determining whether she placed Wafer in imminent danger of death or serious injury. I don’t believe they did, regardless of the amount of alcohol and marijuana in her blood.
Whether she bruised her hands banging on his door also seems irrelevant because the only damage to the screen door was caused by the shotgun blast.
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