Openings statements set in murder retrial of Ohio officer

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That video is the largest piece of evidence and could be a major factor as it was in the first trial, but defense attorney Stew Mathews cautions jurors it is fast and blurry. Judge Leslie Ghiz expects two civilians and two Cincinnati police officers will testify on day two.

"He forgot and didn't use his training", she said.

Opening arguments are set for Thursday morning at a county courthouse in Cincinnati.

Jury selection in OH is moving slowly in the retrial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the 2015 death of a black unarmed motorist. Many, but not all, say they have previously seen at least parts the body camera video from the incident. A jury last November was unable to reach a verdict on either charge.

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Tensing, who is white, shot DuBose, an unarmed black man, during a traffic stop on July 19, 2015. But he asserted that DuBose used his left arm to pin Tensing's left arm against the car's windowsill and steering wheel. If there's time, the jurors will be taken to the scene where Ray Tensing shot Sam DuBose in 2015.

The specific juror instructions will be given after testimony concludes.

"Ray Tensing, as he made that traffic stop, he didn't anticipate that Sam DuBose was going to drive off with Ray's arm caught in that auto", Stew Mathews told the jury during opening statements at a county courthouse in Cincinnati. If DuBose had cooperated with Tensing during the stop, he would not be dead, Mathews said.

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