Defendant in Michigan porch shooting testifies


DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man is testifying at his murder trial in his fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who showed up drunk on his front porch before dawn last November.

Theodore Wafer is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. His lawyer called him to testify Monday on what is the seventh day of testimony in his trial.

Wafer says he shot McBride in self-defense.

But prosecutors say Wafer didn't need to open his locked front door and could have called 911 instead of confronting and shooting McBride.

To acquit Wafer, the jury would have to find that he shot McBride because he had a reasonable and honest fear for his life.

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