DETROIT, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Parents of a Detroit teenager say they are still trying to understand why she was killed, but welcome the arrest of the homeowner who shot her in the face.
Monica McBride, the mother of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, said "I can't imagine in my wildest dreams what that man feared from her," The Detroit News reported Friday.
"That man," Theodore Paul Wafer, 54, was arrested Friday for McBride's Nov. 2 death on the doorstep of his home in Dearborn Heights.
He was arraigned on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a firearm in a felony. If convicted, Walker faces up to life in prison. Bond was set at $250,000.
Walter Ray Simmons, the father of the teenager, called Wafer a monster.
"It's a tragedy," Simmons said. "He will get what he deserves at this trial I believe," the Detroit Free Press reported.
She said the evidence suggests McBride was killed when Wafer fired through a closed and locked screen door after opening the front door.
Mack Carpenter, one of Wafer's attorneys, said his client would be exonerated "because of the time and [McBride's] condition."
An autopsy found traces of marijuana in McBride's system and blood alcohol levels that indicated she was highly inebriated at the time of her death, the report said.