Murder or Self Defense? 911 Calls Play in 'Porch Shooting' Trial

Provocative questions about race and when the law permits a person to shoot in self-defense.
1:53 | 07/23/14

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Transcript for Murder or Self Defense? 911 Calls Play in 'Porch Shooting' Trial
Want to take you to the drama inside a courtroom in Detroit today. Which raises provocative questions about race and when the law permits you to fire -- gotten through your own front door. A man charged with fatally shooting a young woman on his porch. The man was quite the woman black and the courtroom sat in silence today as the 911 calls play. Here's ABC's -- press. 54 year old -- -- for appearing expressionless in court today accused of killing nineteen year old -- McBride in the middle of the night on -- from porch. She was drunk that night and injured -- stumbling to his door for help after a car accident. -- grabbed his shotgun and fired through the screen door killing McBride he's claiming self defense his lawyers saying today in court her client feared for his life. -- -- -- It. The problem hate copy -- and I will see it here and he's. The case has sparked -- Outrage some comparing McBride skilling to that of Florida teen Tre -- mark in the prosecution today arguing McBride pose no threat to Wafer that there was. -- -- -- House in court today the prosecution played wafers -- I'm 11 call to police shortly after the shooting. I just shot -- -- my front porch. With a shotgun. They my door. -- lawyer argues he was terrified that McBride was pounding on the front door. At this center of this trial -- Michigan law that allows a person to use deadly force to defend themselves in their own home if they honestly and reasonably believe there's a danger of death or great bodily harm. On the witness stand today -- bride's mother breaking down remembering her daughter. If convicted of second degree murder Wafer could face life in prison express ABC news Detroit.

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