Judge to dead­locked jury: Keep de­lib­er­at­ing fate of of­fi­cer

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

Ju­rors on Fri­day told a judge they can’t reach a de­ci­sion af­ter three days of de­lib­er­a­tions in the mur­der trial of a white po­lice of­fi­cer who fa­tally shot an un­armed black man dur­ing a traf­fic stop. The judge told them to keep de­lib­er­at­ing.

The ju­rors said they couldn’t reach a de­ci­sion on mur­der or vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter charges against now-fired Of­fi­cer Ray Tens­ing, who killed 43-year-old mo­torist Sam DuBose near the Uni­ver­sity of Cincin­nati in July 2015.

Hamil­ton County Judge Megan Shana­han told ju­rors they have enough ev­i­dence for a de­ci­sion and to keep work­ing. She didn’t grant a re­quest by Tens­ing’s at­tor­ney to de­clare a mis­trial.

Ju­rors got the case at noon­time Wed­nes­day. The judge se­questered the jury of 10 whites and two blacks for a sec­ond night Thurs­day and brought them back for de­lib­er­a­tions Fri­day. They’ve asked to come back to­day.

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