VIDEO: Solicitor has 'confidence in the judge' after guilty plea from Michael Slager
Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said justice was found Tuesday after former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager entered a guilty plea for use of excessive force in the shooting death of Walter Scott.
"...Slager knew it was wrong and illegal," Wilson said in a statement issued after a hearing and before she and family members of Walter Scott stepped in front of television cameras.
Wilson spoke of the family's ability to not have to sit through emotional court proceedings as the guilty plea brings the case to a close. The final cog in the process will be Slager's sentencing. The solicitor believes during that sentencing there will be a fair and impartial judge "looking at facts and giving it a name."
"I have confidence in the judge," she said.
Family members of Walter Scott say they hope to see a life traded for a life. His brother Rodney Scott said he does not believe in the death penalty, but he believes Slager should serve the maximum sentence, which is life in prison.