Renisha McBride's Killer Found Guilty of Murder

Theodore Wafer will be sentenced on Aug. 21.

Posted: 08/07/2014 03:08 PM EDT

Theodore Wafer was found guilty of murder in the death of unarmed Detroit teenager Renisha McBride in November 2013.

Wafer, 55, testified that he was afraid for his life when he shot McBride and acted in self-defense.

"She just wanted to go home," prosecutor Patrick Muscat said during closing arguments, holding the shotgun Wafer used to kill McBride, according to AP. "She ended up in the morgue with bullets in her head and in her brain because the defendant picked up this shotgun, released this safety, raised it at her, pulled the trigger and blew her face off."

Wafer will be sentenced on Aug. 21 and could face up to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

McBride was a 19-year-old woman who was killed in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights on Nov. 2 when she looked for assistance after she had a car accident, her family said. She was shot in the face and killed by Wafer, a white resident at whose home she sought help.

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(Photos from left: AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File, AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Brian Kaufman)

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