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AAA  Jun. 19, 2017 11:51 AM ET
Defense: It's '20/20 hindsight' to blame cop in man's death
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Ray Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, testifies on the seventh day of his retrial in Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz's courtroom Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is charged with murdering Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. Tensing's lawyer, Stew Mathews, has said Tensing fired a single shot. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer, via AP, Pool)
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(AP) — A defense attorney says it's "20/20 hindsight" to question a white University of Cincinnati police officer's actions when he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

Attorney Stewart Mathews said in closing arguments Monday that Ray Tensing feared for his life when Sam DuBose tried to drive away from the 2015 traffic stop.

Prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid says Tensing used "buzzwords" in saying he wanted to "stop the threat" and feared for his life. She says he had no reason to use deadly force.

The jury is expected to get the case later Monday.

Tensing's first jury deadlocked in November on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Tensing again took the stand in his own defense, tearing up Friday as he insisted he wanted to "stop the threat" of being killed.

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