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Prosecutor Deters to announce decision on Tensing retrial Tuesday

Ray Tensing reacts as Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz declares a mistrial in the retrial of Tensing Friday, June 23, 2017. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is charged with murdering Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. Jurors deliberated more than 30 hours over five days. They asked three questions during that time, court officials said. (Pool: The Enquirer/Cara Owsley)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters will announce his decision Tuesday on whether to try Ray Tensing for murder a third time.

The announcement is scheduled for 1 p.m. and Local 12 will stream it live online and on our Facebook page.

Former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in 2015.

Tensing says he was being dragged by DuBose's car and that he feared for his life. The prosecution says that he was not being dragged.

The first two prosecution attempts ended in mistrials after neither jury could unanimously agree on a verdict for either charge, murder or voluntary manslaughter.

Deters was supposed to announce his decision by July 10, but he said on July 12 he was going to delay that announcement.

Groups like Cincinnati's NAACP, Cincinnati Black Lawyers Association and Black Lives Matter have been protesting and calling for a third trial.




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