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Detroit-Area Man Who Shot Woman On Porch In Court

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DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area man charged with second-degree murder after shooting a young woman on his porch is making his first appearance in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Theodore Wafer is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, about a month after a judge in another court found probable cause to send him to trial.

Wafer shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride through his screen door before dawn on Nov. 2. He says he feared for his safety at his Dearborn Heights home, but prosecutors say lethal force wasn't necessary.

Earlier that morning, McBride smashed her car into a parked car about a half-mile away in Detroit. Witnesses say she was injured but walked away before an ambulance arrived. The autopsy revealed a very high blood-alcohol level.

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