Crime Michigan's top court looking at porch shooting trial

00:53  13 october  2017
00:53  13 october  2017 Source:   ap.org

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DETROIT — The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday about critical jury instructions in the second-degree murder conviction of a man who fatally shot a 19-year-old unarmed woman on his porch in suburban Detroit.

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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, Ted Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., testifies in his own defense during his second degree murder trial in Detroit. On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court is set to hear the high-profile case of Wafer, who fatally shot Renisha McBride, who banged on his door following a late-night car crash in suburban Detroit in 2013. Wafer, who was sentenced to at least 17 years in prison, wants his conviction overturned. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr., File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, Ted Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., testifies in his own defense during his second degree murder trial in Detroit. On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court is set to hear the high-profile case of Wafer, who fatally shot Renisha McBride, who banged on his door following a late-night car crash in suburban Detroit in 2013. Wafer, who was sentenced to at least 17 years in prison, wants his conviction overturned. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr., File)

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments over critical jury instructions in the second-degree murder conviction of a man who fatally shot a young woman on his porch.

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Lansing, MI (ap) -. A high-profile trial about the fatal shooting of a young woman in suburban Detroit is on the docket at the Michigan Supreme Court . Renisha McBride was shot on his Dearborn Heights porch in 2013.

The Michigan Supreme Court is set to hear a high-profile case about a man who fatally shot a woman who banged on his door following a late-night car crash in suburban Michigan Supreme Court hears Dearborn porch shooting trial . WXYZ. 1m34 s . Deputies looking for Lehigh shooting suspect. WFTX.

Ted Wafer was convicted in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride in Dearborn Heights in 2013.

Jury instructions were the issue Thursday for the Supreme Court. The trial judge explained self-defense to jurors, but Wafer wanted her to tell jurors he shot McBride because he believed she was breaking into his house — a key distinction.

McBride was drunk and had crashed her car hours earlier. Wafer says he was awakened by pounding.

Prosecutors say there was no evidence that McBride was in the process of breaking into the home. Wafer is serving a minimum prison sentence of 17 years.

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