Source: Julia Dahl / CBS News
As prosecutors prepare to make an announcement about whether charges will be filed against the man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, a toxicology report has revealed that the 19-year-old had a blood alcohol level of .218 at the time of her death – more than twice the legal limit for driving.
A spokeswoman for the Wayne County, Mich. Health and Human Services Department also told CBS News’ Crimesider that there was a “strong possibility” McBride had marijuana in her system, but that a re-test was recommended to confirm.
McBride was killed by a shotgun blast to the face as she stood on the front porch of a Dearborn Heights, Mich., home in the early morning hours of Nov. 2 after she had apparently been in a car accident. The death was ruled a homicide and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has said she is considering all the evidence in the case before making a decision about whether to charge the unidentified 54-year-old homeowner who shot her.
Worthy has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. Friday to address the case.
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