In a decision announced on Friday, November 15, 2013, Wayne County, Michigan Prosecutor Kym Worthy has announced that the state will pursue serious criminal charges against the Dearborn Height, MI homeowner who shot and killed a teenager who was knocking on his door late at night.
19 year-old Renisha McBride was injured in an automobile accident on November 2, and she ventured to nearby homes in Dearborn Height, Michigan looking for help. According to a toxicology report, McBride had a blood alcohol content 0.218% at the time. The legal limit for driving in Michigan is 0.08%. McBride came up to the defendant’s home and began banging on the door in search of help following the auto crash.
The homeowner claims that he was certain that the person banging on his door was trying to break in to his home. He fired off a single shot through the door, which struck McBride in the head, killing her instantly.
The prosecutor has criminally charged the man with second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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