Source: Gina Damron / Detroit Free Press
A new judge has been selected for a case involving a Dearborn Heights man accused of fatally shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his porch in November.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway was blind drawn this afternoon after Judge Timothy Kenny, who presides over the court’s criminal division, granted a motion to recuse the previous judge on the case.
Attorneys for Theodore Wafer filed a motion requesting that Judge Qiana Lillard, a former Wayne County assistant prosecutor, recuse herself from the case. Earlier this month, Lillard ruled that she would not disqualify herself and the matter was then referred to Kenny.
Today, Kenny granted the motion, citing the involvement of a key member of the prosecution team in Lillard’s campaign to retain her seat. Kenny said Assistant Prosecutor Terry Anderson was on the host committee for a fund-raiser.
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