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BREAKING NEWSFriday, November 15, 2013 11:48 AM EST
Homeowner Charged in Detroit-Area Shooting That Stirred Racial Tension
A Dearborn Heights, Mich., homeowner was charged Friday with second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearms possession in the death of Renisha Marie McBride, a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face as she stood on the man's porch in the middle of the night nearly two weeks ago.
The case had stirred racial tensions in Detroit, a mostly black city, and its whiter suburbs, like Dearborn Heights, just across the city line. It is still unclear precisely what happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, when Ms. McBride crashed her car and hours later ended up on the doorstep of the defendant, who was identified as Theodore Wafer, 54, who is white.
Asked if race was an issue, the Wayne County prosecutor, Kym L. Worthy, at a news conference Friday morning, said, "Race is not relevant."

NOTE: The county prosecutor quoted above is a woman of color.

The rest of the quotation from the news alert:

But, she said, "We do not believe he acted in lawful self-defense."

There are probably word limits to NYT news alerts, but would it have killed them to include Worthy's quotation in full?

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