Sam DuBose

photo of Ray Tensing retrial
CARA OWSLEY / POOL

A jury is now deliberating in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose. Closing arguments lasted nearly three hours Monday. Assistant prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid argued Tensing's actions during the traffic stop were unreasonable.

Ray Tensing Testifies in DuBose Case

Jun 16, 2017
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Ray Tensing testified in his retrial Friday. The former University of Cincinnati police officer said it was not his purpose to kill Sam DuBose but rather "to stop the threat." Tensing objected to early testimony by a video expert who disagreed with his versions of the events. 

I mean no disrespect to Mr. Fredericks, but he was not there experiencing what I was doing through.

Hamilton County Coroner Testifies in DuBose Case

Jun 14, 2017
drawings of Dubose autopsy
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The defense is slated to begin calling witnesses Thursday morning after the prosecution in the Ray Tensing retrial rested its case. 

Chief Deputy Coroner Dr. Karen Looman testified Sam DuBose was killed instantly when the bullet from Tensing's gun severed his brain stem on a downward trajectory. 

“Would Sam DuBose would have any more thought after that bullet went through his brainstem?”

"No," Looman answered.

“Would he have any more purposeful moment of his arms and legs?”

"No," Looman answered.

Photo of the shirt that will not be used as evidence.
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The judge overseeing the Ray Tensing retrial is ruling out a controversial piece of evidence.

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt the day he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. But jurors in his retrial won't see that shirt.

Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz ruled the prejudicial value of the shirt far outweighs the probative value, and she's excluding it.