There’s still a better than 50/50 possibility Michael Slager will be acquitted because the prosecutor is only charging capital murder.
SOUTH CAROLINA – A judge will consider granting bail during an Aug. 27 hearing for the former North Charleston police officer charged with murder in Walter Scott’s shooting death.
Circuit Judge Clifton Newman will preside over the 10 a.m. bond hearing at the Charleston County Judicial Center at Broad and Meeting streets, prosecutors and attorneys involved with the case said Thursday.
The defense lawyer for Michael Slager, who has been jailed for four months since his April 7 arrest, asked the judge earlier this week to consider setting a reasonable bail. Without offering specifics, the lawyer, Andy Savage, cited “extensive” evidence that favored his client (read more)