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Cincinnati Jurors Set To Visit Scene Of Police Shooting As Trial Begins

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Ray Tensing's lawyer, Stew Mathews, speaks to his client during jury selection in the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan in the Hamilton County Courthouse.

Jurors in the murder trial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop will visit the street near campus where the shooting took place.

After they see the scene on Tuesday, opening statements will begin in the murder trial of 26-year-old Ray Tensing. He's charged in the 2015 death of 43-year-old Sam DuBose.

A jury of two black women, four white women and six white men was seated on Monday. Four white women were added as alternate jurors after a day of questioning by attorneys who urged jury candidates to put aside race, news stories and police perceptions for the case of the now-fired officer.

The judge told jurors to avoid news media coverage of the trial and to stay off social media and the internet.