Grand Jury Charges Slager with Murder of Walter Scott
Written by WURD Radio on June 8, 2015
Pictured: Walter Scott, in an undated family photo
Michael Slager, the former South Carolina policeman caught on video earlier this year chasing and fatally shooting Walter Scott in the back eight times, has been indicted for murder by a grand jury. Scott, who was unarmed, was shot as he fled from Slager after being pulled over.
According to news reports, murder was the only charge the jurors were asked to consider. If convicted, Slager faces a minimum 30-year sentence, with a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.