Porch-shooting victim had alcohol, pot in system

AP News
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 4:52 PM
Porch-shooting victim had alcohol, pot in system

DETROIT (AP) — A toxicology report finds a 19-year-old woman shot to death by a homeowner on a suburban Detroit porch had alcohol and marijuana in her system.

A report released Thursday by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says Renisha McBride's blood-alcohol content on Nov. 2 was about 0.22 — more than twice the legal limit for driving. Her blood also tested positive for the active ingredient in marijuana.

Police believe McBride was involved in a nearby car accident, and her family says she likely approached the home seeking help.

Prosecutors have been reviewing whether to charge the 54-year-old homeowner. They have scheduled a news conference for Friday.

McBride family attorney Gerald Thurswell says her alcohol level isn't "relevant" to the shooting.