CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman has testified in a police officer’s murder retrial that she’s certain she heard a gunshot before the car driven by an unarmed motorist moved.
Alicia Napier took the stand for the state Friday during the second day of testimony in defendant Ray Tensing’s case. The fired University of Cincinnati police officer says he feared for his life when Sam DuBose tried to drive away from the traffic stop.
The defense suggested Napier was distracted by her children and based some of her story on video she watched later.
DuBose was driving DaShonda Reid’s car when Tensing stopped him for a missing front license plate in 2015. Reid testified it had bad brakes. She was DuBose’s fiancee.
Tensing’s first trial ended with a hung jury in November.