Ohio

Judge to discuss police murder retrial plans

  • FILE – In this July 30, 2015 file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, center, glances toward his lawyer Stewart Mathews, right, after entering not guilty pleas on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19, 2015, traffic stop shooting of Samuel DuBose, during Tensing's arraignment at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. Hamilton County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz was scheduled to meet with attorneys and prosecutors Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to discuss pretrial progress for Tensing's murder retrial set to begin May 25, 2017, after his first trial ended with a hung jury. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    FILE – In this July 30, 2015 file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, center, glances toward his lawyer Stewart Mathews, right, after entering not guilty pleas on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19, 2015, traffic stop shooting of Samuel DuBose, during Tensing's arraignment at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. Hamilton County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz was scheduled to meet with attorneys and prosecutors Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to discuss pretrial progress for Tensing's murder retrial set to begin May 25, 2017, after his first trial ended with a hung jury. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, Hamilton County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz meets with attorneys concerning the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the July 19, 2015, traffic stop shooting death of motorist Sam DuBose, during a hearing in Cincinnati. Ghiz was scheduled to meet with attorneys and prosecutors Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to discuss pretrial progress for Tensing's murder retrial set to begin May 25, 2017, after his first trial ended with a hung jury. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, Hamilton County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz meets with attorneys concerning the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the July 19, 2015, traffic stop shooting death of motorist Sam DuBose, during a hearing in Cincinnati. Ghiz was scheduled to meet with attorneys and prosecutors Tuesday, April 4, 2017, to discuss pretrial progress for Tensing's murder retrial set to begin May 25, 2017, after his first trial ended with a hung jury. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

A judge will meet with attorneys and prosecutors to discuss pretrial progress for the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz (gihz) said after a Feb. 27 meeting that the Ray Tensing case was on track for a May 25 trial date.

Tensing testified at his first murder trial that he feared for his life as Sam DuBose tried to drive away from a traffic stop in July 2015. He had stopped DuBose for a missing front license plate. That trial ended in November with a hung jury.

The judge has said her goal is to keep the second trial in Hamilton County. She imposed a gag order on participants.