After jurors deliberated for nearly 30 hours over five days and reported that they could not reach a verdict, the judge on Friday declared a mistrial for the second time in the case of a University of Cincinnati police officer who was charged with murder after he fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop, the Associated Press reports.
The officer, Ray Tensing, shot to death Samuel DuBose, 43, in July 2015, after pulling him over for driving without a front license plate.
On Friday morning, when the Hamilton County jury told Judge Leslie Ghiz that it was unable to reach a verdict, she urged the jurors to try again. That afternoon, when they delivered the same message, the judge declared a mistrial.
The case was first tried in November 2016, but that jury, too, reached no verdict. Prosecutors have not said if they will try the case a third time.Return to Top