DETROIT (AP) — More than two dozen people have been dismissed as a judge and lawyers try to pick a jury in the trial of a Detroit-area man who fatally shot a woman on his porch.
Judge Dana Hathaway is asking potential jurors their views on guns, self-defense and race. The process started Monday and will resume Tuesday in Wayne County court.
Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who was shot in the face around 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 2. Wafer says he heard pounding at the front door and fired his shotgun in self-defense.
McBride was drunk but not armed. She had been in a car crash about 3 ½ hours earlier. It's unclear why she ended up at Wafer's home.