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Unclear If Ex-Cop Ray Tensing Will Face Third Trial For Fatal Shooting of Black Man


(AP)—An Ohio prosecutor says he’s delaying comment on the case of a white police officer whose trial following the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist ended last week with a hung jury for the second time.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) has not said whether he’ll try the case for a third time but plans to comment the week of July 10.

A mistrial has been declared twice in the murder and voluntary manslaughter case of Ray Tensing, who was a University of Cincinnati police officer when he shot Sam DuBose following a 2015 traffic stop.

Tensing attorney Stewart Mathews says he has been told by a reliable source that a majority of second-trial jurors voted to acquit on both charges. He declined Tuesday to comment further.

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