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Judge to hold pre-trial hearing in porch shooting

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DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has a stack of pre-trial issues to tackle in the case of a Detroit-area man charged with killing a young, unarmed woman on his porch.
 
Theodore Wafer is returning to Wayne County court Friday, a month before his second-degree murder trial.
 
Renisha McBride was fatally shot before dawn while at Wafer's front door in Dearborn Heights last November. Wafer's lawyers say he acted in self-defense, but prosecutors say he had other options, especially a phone call to police if he felt threatened.
 
The 19-year-old McBride had wrecked her car three hours earlier. An autopsy revealed a high blood-alcohol level.
 
Wafer's lawyers want to tell jurors about crime trends in his neighborhood. They also want to show McBride's text messages, photos and school records.
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