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

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.