DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor has aggressively cross-examined a suburban Detroit man who insists he killed an unarmed 19-year-old woman on his porch in self-defense.
Athina Siringas asked Theodore Wafer on Tuesday if his strategy was "shoot first, ask questions later."
The 55-year-old Wafer didn't respond to that specific point but he said he shot 19-year-old Renisha McBride because he feared for his safety.
Wafer was the last trial witness, and closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday. He's charged with second-degree murder in McBride's death.
Wafer says he killed the drunken woman in self-defense. Prosecutors say he could have remained locked in his home and called 911 instead of confronting her.
McBride had been in a car crash hours earlier about a half-mile from Wafer's Dearborn Heights home. They didn't know one another.