Jurors will soon visit the vacant lot in North Charleston where Walter Scott was shot and killed by a South Carolina police officer during a traffic stop.
South Carolina Judge Clifton Newman granted jurors the right to visit the crime scene late Tuesday. A representative from each legal team will accompany jurors — composed of 11 whites people and one black person — to the site.
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The news came after a day of dramatic testimony in case against Michael Slager, a former Charleston patrolman. Slager, who is white, is charged with murder in the April 2015 shooting death of Scott — an unarmed black man — after he fled a routine traffic stop for a busted tail light.