JUDGE: 54-year-old Theodore Wafer to stand trial on second-degree murder charges of Renisha McBride

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - A judge ruled Thursday that 54-year-old Theodore Wafer will stand trial for Second Degree Murder and Manslaughter in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Wafer's attorney said it was self defense when he allegedly shot McBride on his porch as she banged on his front door.

The prosecution says he wasn't justified in shooting the young woman in the face.

McBride's family says she was looking for help after crashing her car into another parked vehicle.

Forensics experts said McBride was shot within three feet of the gun. They also found drugs and alcohol in her system.

Thursday McBride's best friend took the stand to say the two women were playing drinking games with vodka while smoking two to three marijuana blunts the night McBride was shot. 

She says McBride got loud, but not violent.

Another co-worker said she was laid back when drinking and in his words an "angel."

Hearing the evidence, the judge ruled that Wafer will stand trial.

Wafer will be back in court on January 15.

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