Renisha McBride Update: Teen Had .218 Blood Alcohol Content When She Was Shot To Death By Mich. Homeowner

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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  • DL

    What does THIS have to do with ANYTHING?

  • Charles

    I wouldn’t believe a word they are saying, if there was not an independent review happening in the same room. I have seen this play out too often, where the name of the victim is draged through the mud, and their character destroyed by those with a hidden agenda to cover up the truth.

  • alani

    She would have been passed out with that much alcohol in her system. What a crock! This is the same thing they did with Trayvon Martin!

  • Melony Moore

    Why do you help the ignorant media by disseminating this garbage? I really try with you, but this is just lazy – posting somebody else’s sloppy work on your site instead of drafting your own researched rebuttal – complicit in the media code that she [was drunk] so obviously she had a hand in her death. Shameful!

  • X-Clan

    Why does it matter if she was drunk at the time she was murdered. Being drunk and high supposed to make u a burglar. They didn’t run a toxicology report on the killer but they run one on victim.