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  • FILE - In a Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Theodore Wafer, left, listens to his attorneys while appearing at his preliminary examination in district court in  in Dearborn Heights, Mich. The 55-year-old awaits trial on second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting  a young, unarmed woman through the screen door on his front porch. His lawyers are seeking to have the Wayne County Circuit Court trial judge take herself off the case because of her ties to prosecutors. A hearing is scheduled Friday, April 4, 2014. Defense attorneys say he feared for his life, but prosecutors say the shooting of Renisha McBride, 19, was not justified. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Man charged in porch shooting wants new judge

    Lawyers for a Detroit-area man who fatally shot a young, unarmed woman on his porch are asking a rookie judge to step aside and are signaling that the victim's lifestyle should be fair game at a June trial.

  • June trial set for man who shot woman on porch

    More than two dozen witnesses are expected to be called at the June trial of a Detroit-area man charged with second-degree murder after shooting a drunk, unarmed young woman on his porch.

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