Jury selected after 2 days in porch shooting trial

July 22, 2014
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FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit-area man who fatally shot a woman on his porch.

Opening statements are set for Wednesday in Wayne County court. Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Seven men and seven women are on the jury, including two alternates. Four jurors are black.

Judge Dana Hathaway asked jurors about their views on race. The victim was black while Wafer is white.

Wafer says he heard pounding at the front door and fired his shotgun in self-defense around 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 2. Prosecutors say his use of deadly force was unreasonable.

McBride was drunk but unarmed. She'd been in a car crash about 3½ hours earlier.