Homicide

Suburban Detroit man charged in shooting death of unarmed woman to return to witness stand

  • Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

    Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Nov. 8, 2013 photo, Karen Powell, aunt of Renisha McBride, holds a program at the funeral for McBride in Detroit. Theodore Wafer is charged with second-degree murder Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in the killing of McBride and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

    In this Nov. 8, 2013 photo, Karen Powell, aunt of Renisha McBride, holds a program at the funeral for McBride in Detroit. Theodore Wafer is charged with second-degree murder Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in the killing of McBride and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf)  (The Associated Press)

  • Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)

    Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)  (The Associated Press)

A suburban Detroit man continues to undergo cross-examination in his murder trial for shooting an unarmed 19-year-old woman on his porch.

Theodore Wafer is expected to return to the stand Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

The 55-year-old Wafer is charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Renisha McBride. Wafer testified Monday that he believed someone was trying to break into his Dearborn Heights home about 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 2.

He says he fired a shotgun through a screen door because he feared for his safety.

Prosecutors say Wafer could have stayed safely behind his locked doors and called 911 instead of confronting McBride, whom he didn't know.

McBride had been drinking and crashed her car into another vehicle about 3 ½ hours before she was shot.