Transcript for Closing Arguments Set in Trial in Black Motorist's Death
Closing arguments set for this morning in the case of a former police officer who killed an unarmed black man in South Carolina. The former officer Michael Slater took the witness stand in his own defense yesterday testifying that he feared for his life. He claimed before the video started Walter Scott grabbed his taser. Scott was seen on the tape running away and was eighteen feet from the officer Wentz leaguer started shooting. I know going distance. So I fired a firearm until the threat was stopped. Slater had trouble explaining what he's seen doing exactly here picking up the taser from one location and moving it closer to Scott's body. He faces thirty years to life if he's convicted.
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