Ray Tensing's lawyer to get Sam DuBose's medical records

Published: Apr. 6, 2016 at 10:48 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2016 at 10:04 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A judge has ordered a hospital to provide Sam DuBose's medical records to Ray Tensing's attorney.

Stu Mathews, who represents the former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in DuBose's fatal shooting, filed a motion for the records during a brief pre-trial hearing Wednesday.

He says he has received information that DuBose was suffering from a medical condition that could be significant to the case. He declined to identify the medical condition.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan granted the defense motion for records about Dubose, including treatment July 3-7 of last year.

Another pre-trial hearing was scheduled for May 10.

Tensing is expected to go on trial Oct. 24 in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Tensing, who also faces a voluntary manslaughter charge, remains free on a $1 million bond. He has pleaded not guilty.

His attorney has said Tensing feared being dragged under DuBose's vehicle as DuBose tried to drive away July 19.

Tensing had pulled over DuBose near campus for his vehicle missing a front license plate.

The shooting came amid increased national attention how police treat blacks. Tensing is white. DuBose was black.

FOX19 NOW will continue to following this developing story.

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