Tensing retrial now on its fourth judge after three recuse themselves
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The retrial of Ray Tensing is now on its fourth judge. Judge Leslie Ghiz is currently the judge designated to oversee the next trial of the former UC police office on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges.
On Monday Nov. 28, Judge Shanahan recused herself from the retrial, saying Tensing deserves to start the second trial with a blank slate. She oversaw the first trial which ended in a hung jury. So, the trial was given to Judge Tom Heekin.
Before Heekin was a judge, he was an attorney. He represented one of Sam DuBose's children in the multi-million dollar settlement with the University of Cincinnati. He filed paperwork early on November 29 to disqualify himself.
Then, the case was briefly transferred to Judge Beth Myers, who quickly filed paperwork to disqualify herself. No reason was given in the online paperwork.
The case was given to Judge Ghiz. She will likely determine if the retrial will be moved out of Hamilton County as Prosecutor Joe Deters has requested.