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Closing arguments in Ray Tensing retrial set for Monday

Ray Tensing could learn his fate this week as closing arguments are expected to begin on Monday, June 19th. (Cara Owsley)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Ray Tensing could learn his fate this week as closing arguments are expected to begin on Monday, June 19th.

Last time the jury couldn’t reach a verdict in the case and some believe the case is heading that way again.

On Friday, when Tensing took the stand, he maintained his accounts of the night of July 19th, 2015. Tensing stated he was dragged by Sam DuBose’s car, he yelled for DuBose to stop and that he feared for his life.

"As I'm falling below the plane of his window all I could see was his head and that’s when I reached up with as far as I could with my right hand and fired a shot,” said Tensing on the stand.

Both legal teams used witnesses last week to analyze Tensing’s body camera footage. State expert Grant Fredericks says the car moved lightly, .178 seconds before Tensing fired a shot.

The defense analyst says the car moved 2.4 seconds the shot.

Those differences seem to be the biggest difference in testimony during the second trial.

"My concern is I think it's going to be the same because I don't know that a lot has changed,” said Local 12 Legal Analyst and Cincinnati attorney Hal Arenstein.

Arenstein added he wasn’t impressed with the video analyst presented by the defense.

“I think that the business about the acceleration is wishful thinking on their part. I think if the jury puts that aside and watches the video it would be clear that if there was any acceleration it was after the brain stem was severed,” said Arenstein. “The indictment has been defective from the beginning. I think that the prosecutor’s office, for whatever reason, gave into the wishes of the DuBose family to go for murder.”

Local 12 will carry closing arguments in the Ray Tensing murder retrial on air and online at local12.com.

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