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Judge sets date for Tensing expert hearing

Ray Tensing was tried in November for the murder of Sam DuBose after he shot the man during a traffic stop in July 2015. His first trial was declared a mistrial, and he will be re-tried in Hamilton County in May 2017. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – The defense team and prosecutors of the former U.C. police officer charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter met with the judge today to discuss motions of his upcoming retrial.

Ray Tensing is charged with the murder and voluntary manslaughter for the death of Sam Dubose. Earlier this week, defense attorney Stu Matthews filed a motion to call into question the prosecution’s main video expert, Grant Fredericks.

Fredericks was able to show Tensing’s body cam video frame-by-frame during his first trial. According to Matthew’s motion, the defense has now learned information that questions Fredericks’ qualifications.

During court today, Judge Leslie Ghiz ruled that expert witness challenges on both sides will be argued later this month. The prosecution also suggested they might need time to prepare, but Judge Ghiz disregarded this saying the trial will start on time.

Jury selection for Tensing’s retrial will begin on May 25th.


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