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Many Calling For A Retrial Of Ray Tensing In The Shooting Death Of Sam DuBose

Protesters march downtown after the judge declared a mistrial in the case of Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose.
Protesters march downtown after the judge declared a mistrial in the case of Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose.

Correction: During the show, we misstated the final jury votes. Here is how the 12 jurors voted according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office: "The first vote was 6-6 on murder.  The final vote was 4 for guilty of murder, 4 for guilty of voluntary manslaughter and 4 for not guilty."

After 25 hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose was not able to unanimously agree on a verdict. The judge hearing the case, Megan Shanahan, accepted their statement and declared a mistrial. Now many in the community are calling for Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters to try the case again and get a conviction against Tensing. Deters has until a hearing scheduled on November 28 to make a decision on whether to retry the case.

Protesters march downtown after the judge declared a mistrial in the case of Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose.
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Protesters march downtown after the judge declared a mistrial in the case of Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose.

Joining us for an update are WVXU reporter and digital news editor Tana Weingartnerand WVXU reporter and local host of All Things Considered, Bill Rinehart.

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