The Many Ways of Tweeting the Renisha McBride Murder Verdict

Theodore Wafer — a Detroit man who shot a woman and killed Renisha McBride, a woman who knocked on his door following a car crash last November — was found guilty on counts of murder, manslaughter, and felony firearm possession Thursday afternoon. Getting all that across in a 140-character tweet that people unfamiliar in the case will understand and then want to click on is another story.

NBC News, with the dry facts, no description:

Associated Press, with some oddly-chosen descriptors that made Wafer seem like an upstanding citizen dealing with a drunk girl:

BuzzFeed, going the opposite direction:

BuzzFeed had it both ways, tweeting AP’s early version before theirs:

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