- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina prosecutor is holding a news conference to talk about the case of a white former police officer charged with killing a black man earlier this year.

Charleston-area prosecutor Scarlett Wilson meets with reporters Monday to discuss the case of Michael Slager, charged with murder in the April 4 shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott.

Scott was shot in the back while fleeing a traffic stop in a shooting captured on a cellphone video.

Wilson’s office said no information would be released before the news conference but she had said earlier she planned to present the case to the Charleston County Grand Jury for indictment.

Wilson has said the death penalty does not seem to apply because there were no aggravating circumstances such as robbery or kidnapping.



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