Ray Tensing trial date Oct. 24

Ray Tensing trial date Oct. 24

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An Oct. 24 trial date was set Thursday for a former University of Cincinnati police officer accused of killing Sam DuBose.

Ray Tensing, 26 is charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of Sam DuBose last summer.

Tensing pulled over DuBose for a missing license plate back in July.

The exchange ended with DuBose shot in the head.

The whole encounter was caught on Tensing's body camera.

Tensing pleaded not guilty after he was indicted.

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 claims he shot and killed DuBose because he feared for his life.

Thursday's pre-trial hearing comes a bit delayed after being pushed back twice from its original date in November.

Tensing's defense team revealed 24 witnesses that will be used to try and prove his innocence. UC Police Chief Jason Goodrich, UC Police Officers Jason Kidd and Phillip Lindenschmidt, UC President Santa Ono and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters will be used as witnesses for the defense.

It was pushed back twice after attorneys claimed they needed more time to finish their discovery before taking Tensing to trial.

The case returns to court next for an April 6 pre-trial.

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