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DuBose family is pleased with the decision to retry Ray Tensing

Sam DuBose's sister, Terina Allen, and the DuBose family attorney, Al Gerhardstein, say they're pleased with the decision to retry Ray Tensing (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Sam DuBose's sister says she's pleased that Ray Tensing will be retried on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges. However, Terina Allen isn't looking forward to a possible change of venue.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced on Nov. 22 that he would move forward with a retrial after the original ended with a hung jury. Deters also said he would request a change of venue to try to find a jury that hasn't heard as much about the case.

"A mistrial is no decision at all, so we would like a decision," said Allen. "It's good to know to be able to know that we're going to have an opportunity to get one. It's not right that Tensing is walking around free so we'll look forward to another trial so he can be held accountable."

Allen says a change in venue would be hard on the family members who live in Cincinnati but she says other family members, who live out of town already had to travel to attend the first trial.

"I think we need to learn more about his request to change the venue," said DuBose family attorney Al Gerhardstein. "We would certainly want any new venue to be in a community where the demographics are similar to Hamilton County, where there's an opportunity to have a jury that reflects this community and where the victims of this can get a fair trial as well as the defendant."

Allen said she would go anywhere, even Korea, for a retrial of Tensing and hopefully a conviction.


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