Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager accused of murdering Walter Scott denied bond

A judge denied to grant bond on Monday for former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager who is charged with murder of Walter Scott.

Slager, following a daytime traffic stop for a non-functioning brake light, fatally shot and killed African American Walter Scott. Video footage showed Scott being shot at eight times by Slager.

Lawyers representing the Scott family say that an autopsy revealed that Scott was hit by Slager’s gunfire five times, three times in the back, once in the upper buttocks, and once on one of his ears, with one bullet entering his heart. An official autopsy has not yet been released to the public.

Circuit Judge Clifton Newman said that, “After careful consideration of all the evidence presented and the nature and the circumstances of the offense, the court finds that the release of the defendant would constitute an unreasonable danger to the community and the request for release on bond should be denied.”

Slager has been held in solitary confinement since his arrest since his arrest in April.

Thirty three year old, Slager, faces thirty years to life without parole if convicted of murder of Walter Scott.


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