The Tensing Trial
The original trial took place in November of 2016. After two weeks of trial, and 25 hours of deliberation, jurors were unable to unanimously reach a verdict. Jurors voted 8-4 in favor of voluntary manslaughter. At least 3 jurors were willing to go beyond voluntary manslaughter and find Ray Tensing guilty of murder. This lead to a hung jury, yielding a conclusion of a mistrial.
It was announced the the case would be retried. It's retrial would take place in Hamilton County. The retrial is presently taking place, a verdict should arrive soon.
Information concerning both the original trial and the retrial of Ray Tensing, who murdered Sam Dubose.
The retrial of Ray Tensing recently ended. It resulted in a hung jury, which produced no verdict. Hamilton County has no yet decided whether they will try the case a third time.
Jury Selection: Complete
Opening Statements: Complete
Witness Testimony & Cross-Examination: Complete
Closing Arguments: Complete
Jury Instruction: Complete
Jury Deliberation: In Progress
Verdict: No Verdict, Hung Jury
To learn more about the retrial, jury, testimonies, and the deliberation, click here.