2nd day of Slager sentencing over, victim impact statements to follow
The second day of Michael Slager’s sentencing hearing is over.
In the hearing, defense attorneys called five experts to testify in various aspects of the Walter Scott shooting investigation.
A 3D forensic analyst, Eugene Liscio, provided two theories on what could have happened to Slager’s taser gun at the scene of the shooting that lead to the death of Scott.
The first theory is that during the incident Scott may have thrown the taser and it bounced on the ground. The second theory from Liscio says the taser could have hit Slager’s foot before it fell to the ground.
The strategy that the defense attorneys are looking to make is that Slager claims to have killed Walter Scott in an act of self-defense after Scott reached for the taser gun.
Prosecutors are disputing this claim.
Victim impact statements are scheduled to be heard on Wednesday.
With experts having weighed in now, prosecutors may call three to four members of Scott’s family to speak, with one of them being his son.
After, the judge will make a decision on how much time Slager will spend in prison.
Slager is facing life in prison.