AP Draws Outrage Over Renisha McBride Tweet

AP Draws Outrage Over Renisha McBride Tweet

The Associated Press is under fire for yet another tweet, this time about the trial of the man who fatally shot Renisha McBride.

Theodore Wafer was on trial for shooting and killing 19-year-old McBride on his porch last November. McBride was intoxicated, and banged on his door in the early hours of the night. He shot her through his locked screen door.

Here's how the AP framed the verdict in Wafer's case on Thursday:

MORE: Suburban Detroit homeowner convicted of second-degree murder for killing woman who showed up drunk on porch: http://t.co/parUipYRxw

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 7, 2014

The tweet quickly drew criticism from others on Twitter, who responded:

The AP later revised:

The AP's original tweet on Thursday is the latest in a series of the news outlet's recent missteps on social media. After the last problematic tweet, a spokesperson for the AP said that the organization is "reviewing our procedures" for Twitter.

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