A racially murder trial being compared to the trayvon martin case. A white man to shot an unarmed plaque woman on his porch. He says it was self-defense. ABC's Alex Perez has the story. Reporter: This... See More
A racially murder trial being compared to the trayvon martin case. A white man to shot an unarmed plaque woman on his porch. He says it was self-defense. ABC's Alex Perez has the story. Reporter: This morning day two of jury selection in the trial of Theodore waver, the white suburban Detroit resident accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 19-year-old african-american woman. You took a beautiful life that was starting to blossom into a beautiful woman and for that, I hope you stay in jail for the rest of your life because I have to go on with my life and her father without our daughter. Reporter: Her bride sparked outrage dividing this community, many comparing Mcbride's death to Florida teenager trayvon martin's death. George Zimmerman argued self-defense in that case and was not not guilty. Authorities say Mcbride was intoxicated and injured after crashing her car and took off on foot looking for help. But 5:00 A.M. She ended up on his front porch knocking on his door. That's when according to prosecutors he fired a 12 gauge shotgun killing Mcbride. Ah, yes, I just shot somebody on my front porch. Reporter: Prosecutors charge him with second degree murder, manslaughter and committing a felony with a firearm. By all reports she was unarmed and there were no signs of forced entry to the home. Reporter: Waver who does not dispute shooting Mcbride pleaded not guilty arguing he feared for his own life. You're still under oath. Reporter: His attorney says he acted in self-defense, believing Mcbride was acting violently and trying to break into his arm. This is part of the problem with this case. There's been so much prejudgment. And so much speculation. Reporter: Soon it will be up to a jury to decide if this really was self-defense. For "Good morning America," Alex Perez, ABC news, Chicago. Right now looks like opening statements expected tomorrow. And a lot will be watching the case.
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