A Michigan judge ruled on Thursday morning that a white suburban Detroit homeowner should stand trial on charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a young Black woman who banged on his door in the early-morning hours of Nov. 2 after she had been involved in a car accident.

Judge David Turfe, of Wayne County District Court, said prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence that Theodore Wafer, 54, should stand trial on murder charges in the death of Renisha McBride, 19, who was killed on Mr. Wafer’s front porch in Dearborn Heights. 

Defense lawyers argued that Mr. Wafer feared for his life when he came to the door, but prosecutors said the shooting was not justified.

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