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.
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.