Ray Tensing jury will continue to deliberate this morning, judge says

Posted at 6:04 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 00:56:25-05

CINCINNATI -- There's no end in sight for the Ray Tensing murder trial -- not even after 24 hours of jury deliberations. 

The jury stopped deliberating Friday afternoon and would resume at 8 a.m. Saturday, Judge Megan Shanahan said early Friday evening.

The jury was be sequestered Friday night, marking three straight nights in a hotel away from their families and raising the chances that the trial could end in a hung jury.

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Earlier Friday, the jury told Shanahan it couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on either charge -- murder or voluntary manslaughter. But Shanahan ordered them to keep trying.

It's no use, local defense attorney Carl Lewis told WCPO. If they haven't reached a verdict after 24 hours, they're not going to, Lewis said.

"On a case of this magnitude, I would be shocked if they came back with a verdict," Lewis said.  "I think they're hung."

The jury consists of two black and 10 white jurors.

Tensing, 26, a former University of Cincinnati officer, shot and killed DuBose, 43, during a traffic stop in 2015. The shooting of an unarmed black motorist by a white officer was caught on shocking body camera video. Millions around the world have viewed it on the web and TV.

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