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Theodore Wafer's lawyers want to tell jurors about crime trends in his Dearborn Heights neighborhood. They also want the judge to allow them to show text messages, photos and school records involving the victim, Renisha McBride.
 
Wafer's defense team argues it's all relevant to show McBride had an aggressive side.  Prosecutors are opposed. A judge hasn't settled it yet. A court hearing set for Friday was canceled.
 
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