No verdict yet in officer’s retrial for traffic stop slaying

Ray Tensing, right, listens as his interview with Cincinnati police investigators is played during his retrial Friday, June 9, 2017, in the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. In the second day of testimony Friday, June 9, 2017, in the former University of Cincinnati police officer's murder retrial over the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a July 2015 traffic stop, Ohio jurors saw Tensing's videotaped statement to Cincinnati police investigators in which he said he believed DuBose "was actively trying to kill me" with the car he was driving. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurors will try again Thursday to reach a verdict in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist after a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

They got the case Monday and had deliberated more than 18 hours before stopping for the day Wednesday afternoon.

Ray Tensing’s first trial ended last November in a hung jury after some 25 hours of deliberations over four days on the murder and voluntary manslaughter charges.

The 27-year-old Tensing says he feared for his life in 2015 when 43-year-old Sam DuBose tried to drive away. Prosecutors say Tensing had no reason to shoot him.

Tensing was fired in 2015.

It’s among cases across the U.S. that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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