Mistrial Declared In Murder Case Of South Carolina Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Walter Scott — Get The Court Details
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Last year, police officer Michael Slager was accused of murder in the shooting death of unarmed black man Walter Scott.
Now, a judge has declared a mistrial in the state murder trial against the South Carolina former patrolman, after the jury said they could not come to a unanimous verdict.
Circuit Judge Clifton Newman read the jury's statement on Monday afternoon, which read:
"We as the jury regret to inform the court [were unable to come] to a unanimous decision in the case of the state versus Michael Slager…The court therefore must declare a mistrial in this case and I so declare that is case is mistried."
The defense in the five-week trial claimed Slager feared for his life when the 50-year-old Scott