Live reporting by: Azizah Nubia
10:15 a.m. The jury said that they could not reach a unanimous verdict and Judge Leslie Ghiz sent them back to deliberate
The jury has deliberated for more than 27 hours.
Jury deliberations in Ohio’s second murder trial of a white former police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist have gone on longer than in his first trial that ended with a hung jury.
Jurors in former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing’s retrial resumed deliberations Friday, their fifth day. They’ve deliberated nearly 26 hours.
The 27-year-old Tensing is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose. Tensing said he feared for his life when DuBose tried to drive away from a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.
Prosecutors say his body-camera video and other evidence doesn’t support his decision to shoot DuBose in the head at close range.
Jurors in the Tensing case began deliberations Monday afternoon. They submitted a question Tuesday about the location of a piece of evidence. At the end of the day, they came into the courtroom where the judge praised their work and encouraged them to “hang in there.”
If convicted of murder, Tensing faces a potential sentence of 15 years to life in prison; voluntary manslaughter carries a possible sentence of three to 11 years.
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