Renisha McBride update: Victim's alcohol use in spotlight

THE GRIO VIDEO - Expert witness testifies on amount of alcohol Renisha McBride consumed on the night Theodore Wafer fatally shot her.

On the night before she was killed, Renisha McBride was drinking shots of vodka.

The first defense witness, Dr. Werner Spitz, was asked how much McBride drank. He based his answer on a blood alcohol level of nearly .22 at the time of her death.

“She would have had to consume somewhere between 10 and 11 of vodka,” said Spitz.

However, he said her blood alcohol level at the time of the car crash — 3 and 1/2 hours earlier — would have been close to .3. How would a person that drunk behave?

“Loss of judgment. They are, in a way, out of their normal mind,” said Spitz.

Defendant Theodore Wafer is portraying McBride as the aggressor, saying she pounded on two doors at his Dearborn Heights home and put him in fear for his own safety.

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