Trial date set in deadly UC police traffic stop

Trial date set in deadly UC police traffic stop

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing will go on trial for murder Nov. 16 in the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop.

Tensing, 25, was not in court for the brief proceedings Wednesday. His lawyer, Stew Mathews, requested and received a waiver due to security concerns from Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan.

If the judge, a former assistant county prosecutor, had denied the request, he said he would have worked with the county sheriff's office to ensure Tensing's security.

He also plans to file for a change of venue to try to move the case out of Hamilton County, where Prosecutor Joe Deters plans to personally handle the prosecution.

Deters was in court Wednesday.

The case - the first time a Tri-State law enforcement officer has been indicted on a murder charge - has drawn national attention, in part due to Tensing's body camera footage which captured the incident.

Tensing also faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

He has pleaded not guilty. If convicted on the murder charge, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
FOX19 NOW will have a crew in court and will update this story as it develops.

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