Michael Slager Sentenced For Walter Scott Shooting
The ex-cop who gunned down unarmed Walter Scott as he ran away has been handed a hefty sentence. Michael Slager, whose trial was initially deadlocked after a single juror “could not and would not reach a decision”, has been sentenced to 20 years for Scott’s murder.
Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott’s civil rights when he shot and killed him in 2015. Federal prosecutors were seeking a life sentence for Slager who they charged with second-degree murder. His lawyers, however, argued that he should face voluntary manslaughter.
While he for DAMN SURE should’ve gotten life, it’s incredible to see a cop face some kind of justice. Scott’s mother testified in court that she’s forgiven Slager.
She’s MUCH better than us.
What do YOU think about Slager getting 20 years for the Walter Scott shooting???