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Parents of woman killed in Detroit-area porch shooting can't imagine threat her daughter posed

  • Monica McBride, center, and Walter Ray Simmons, right, the parents of Renisha McBride address the media with attorney Gerald Thurswell, left, during a news conference in Southfield, Mich., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Their daughter was shot on Nov. 2  in the face on Theodore P. Wafer's front porch in Dearborn Heights. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Monica McBride, center, and Walter Ray Simmons, right, the parents of Renisha McBride address the media with attorney Gerald Thurswell, left, during a news conference in Southfield, Mich., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Their daughter was shot on Nov. 2 in the face on Theodore P. Wafer's front porch in Dearborn Heights. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, appears at his arraignment in 20th District Court in Deaborn Heights, Mich., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Wafer faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, appears at his arraignment in 20th District Court in Deaborn Heights, Mich., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Wafer faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated file photo is the cover of a funeral program showing 19-year-old Renisha McBride from a service in Detroit. Prosecutors on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 announced second-degree murder and manslaughter charges against Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., in the Nov. 2 shooting death of McBride. She was shot in the face on Wafer's porch after police say they believe she was involved in a car accident nearby in Detroit and family members say she likely approached Wafer's home for help. (AP Photo/Detroit News)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    In this undated file photo is the cover of a funeral program showing 19-year-old Renisha McBride from a service in Detroit. Prosecutors on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 announced second-degree murder and manslaughter charges against Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., in the Nov. 2 shooting death of McBride. She was shot in the face on Wafer's porch after police say they believe she was involved in a car accident nearby in Detroit and family members say she likely approached Wafer's home for help. (AP Photo/Detroit News) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

The parents of a 19-year-old woman shot in the face on the porch of a suburban Detroit home can't imagine their daughter posed a threat to the man charged in her death.

Walter Ray Simmons and Monica McBride spoke publicly Friday after 54-year-old Theodore Wafer was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride on Wafer's Dearborn Heights porch.

Police say the Nov. 2 shooting happened a couple of hours after McBride was involved in a nearby car accident. Family members say she likely was seeking help.

Defense attorney Matt Carpenter says the pre-dawn hour and McBride's condition contribute to his client's "very strong defense." A toxicology report found alcohol and marijuana in her system.

Monica McBride says she "can't imagine" what Wafer would have feared.