Reporter Andrew Knapp attended the first pre-trial hearing today. He filed the following reports:
UPDATE: Defense argued that Walter Scott got on Slager during a struggle and pummeled him. Attorney Andy Savage said Michael Slager looks forward to clearing his name. Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson, though, said Slager became executioner and planted evidence, lying to make it look like self-defense.
UPDATE: Michael Slager bond hearing is over. No decision by the judge in impassioned, emotional three-hour hearing for Michael Slager, the former North Charleston policeman charged with murder in Walter Scott’s shooting death.
Judge: “This matter is deeply important and will be treated as such,” the judge, adding he needs time to digest the arguments. He will not rule today. (Read More)