CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The family of a black South Carolina motorist shot and killed by a white policeman says they are not worried that the fate of the case is in the hands of a nearly all-white jury.
A jury of 11 whites and one black is hearing the murder trial of Michael Slager in Charleston.
Chris Stewart, an attorney for the family of victim Walter Scott, says it doesn’t matter what race the jurors are. He says any jurors with two eyes and a brain will reach a just decision after seeing a dramatic video of Scott being shot fleeing an April 2015 traffic stop.
Scott’s brother Rodney says the family is praying for justice. Slager’s trial enters a second day Friday.