Mistrial Declared in Ray Tensing Trial

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 12th, 2016

Pursuant to the Former University of Cincinnati’s police officer Raymond Tensing who was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for shooting Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in July  19th, 2015 is facing being retried again.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Subsequently, the jury in the Ray Tensing murder trial has concluded without reaching any verdict after deliberations of more than 24 hours.

According to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters; jurors were leaning toward a lesser conviction of voluntary manslaughter and acquittal on the murder charge, but they could not reach agreement. WATCH: Deters speaks about Ray Tensing mistrial
The jury was directed to consider murder first during deliberations. If they were unable to reach a verdict, or if they found Tensing not guilty, they were to move on to voluntary manslaughter. As it turns out the could not come to a decision. Apparently, there seems to have been jurors who were pushing for Tensing to be found not guilty, while there were others who were in disagreement. Watch this report

There are those who have continued to see Cincinnati and vicinity to be overwhelmingly racially divided and a Black Man will never experienced justice under the law. Be it that this is true or false, from the looks of things it sure looks that way. The jury could not reach an unanimous decision on either charge, they told the court.

Meanwhile. Attorney Al Gerhardstein, who represents the DuBose family, said they want another trial and can’t understand why the jury couldn’t reach a conclusion.

Gerhardstein, added “With the video evidence as clear as it is, they shouldn’t have been so stuck.”  WATCH: Gerhardstein says family is “incredibly disappointed”

Meanwhile Protesters have gathered after mistrial declared in Ray Tensing trial. Watch LIVE the video! Tap here.

Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.