South Carolina

Lawyer: Jury makeup no concern to family of slain black man

  • Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, second from right, sits at the defense table in the courtroomduring his trial, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Charleston, S.C. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 death of Scott, whose shooting, captured on a bystander's dramatic cellphone video, spread on social media and stunned the nation. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)

    Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, second from right, sits at the defense table in the courtroomduring his trial, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Charleston, S.C. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 death of Scott, whose shooting, captured on a bystander's dramatic cellphone video, spread on social media and stunned the nation. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judy Scott, the mother of Walter Scott, speaks in the courtroom during the trial of North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Charleston, S.C. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 death of Scott, whose shooting, captured on a bystander's dramatic cellphone video, spread on social media and stunned the nation. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)

    Judy Scott, the mother of Walter Scott, speaks in the courtroom during the trial of North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Charleston, S.C. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 death of Scott, whose shooting, captured on a bystander's dramatic cellphone video, spread on social media and stunned the nation. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Assistant Solicitor Chad Simpson, left, speaks with North Charleston Police Sgt. Scott Hille as Hille testifies during the trial of former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Charleston, S.C. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 death of Scott, whose shooting, captured on a bystander's dramatic cellphone video, spread on social media and stunned the nation. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)

    Assistant Solicitor Chad Simpson, left, speaks with North Charleston Police Sgt. Scott Hille as Hille testifies during the trial of former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Charleston, S.C. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 death of Scott, whose shooting, captured on a bystander's dramatic cellphone video, spread on social media and stunned the nation. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

The family of a black South Carolina motorist shot and killed by a white policeman says they are not worried that the fate of the case is in the hands of a nearly all-white jury.

A jury of 11 whites and one black is hearing the murder trial of Michael Slager in Charleston.

Chris Stewart, an attorney for the family of victim Walter Scott, says it doesn't matter what race the jurors are. He says any jurors with two eyes and a brain will reach a just decision after seeing a dramatic video of Scott being shot fleeing an April 2015 traffic stop.

Scott's brother Rodney says the family is praying for justice. Slager's trial enters a second day Friday.