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Prosecutor to announce a decision on Tensing retrial

Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, listens to Assistant Prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid present closing arguments at his retrial at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Monday, June 19, 2017. Tensing is charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Hamilton County Prosecutor says he'll make an announcement tomorrow afternoon, July 18, on if his office will seek a third retrial for Ray Tensing.

The former University of Cincinnati police officer shot and kill Sam DuBose in 2015 during a traffic stop. Tensing has been tried for DuBose's death twice, but both times the cases ended in a mistrial when the jury could not agree on a verdict. Tensing, 27, said he feared for his life when DuBose, 43, tried to drive away from a traffic stop, DuBose had been stopped for having a missing front license plate.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says his office will announce whether they'll seek a third retrial for Tensing at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. FOX 45 will carry the announcement live online.

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