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Scheduling hearing set for Dec. 15 in Ray Tensing trial

Ray Tensing (FOX19 NOW/file) Ray Tensing (FOX19 NOW/file)

The case involving a former University of Cincinnati police officer accused of killing Sam DuBose was briefly back in court Monday.

A scheduling hearing on Ray Tensing's trial date set for 9 a.m. in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court will now take place Dec. 15.

Discovery is ongoing.

Tensing, 26, pleaded not guilty after he was indicted earlier this year on charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter in the July 19 shooting death of Sam DuBose.

The fatal shooting was "not justified" and violated department policy, according to an independent investigative report released by the University of Cincinnati in September.

It said Tensing was "not factually accurate" in his account of events during the off-campus traffic stop.

Tensing has said he shot and killed DuBose because he feared for his life. His police-issued body camera captured the deadly interaction.

UC fired Tensing shortly after his indictment.

Many here in the Tri-State wonder if an impartial jury can be seated here in the county given how much media attention the cases had.

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