South Carolina

After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident

  • Judy Scott, center, Walter Scott's mother, is comforted by her son Rodney Scott, as the family attorneys, Chris Stewart, left, and Justin Bamberg, right, hold a press conference after the mistrial was declared for the Michael Slager trial Monday Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Former patrolman, Slager, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott last year. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Judy Scott, center, Walter Scott's mother, is comforted by her son Rodney Scott, as the family attorneys, Chris Stewart, left, and Justin Bamberg, right, hold a press conference after the mistrial was declared for the Michael Slager trial Monday Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Former patrolman, Slager, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott last year. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anthony Scott, Walter Scott's brother, speaks during a press conference in front of the Charleston County Courthouse, as the family attorneys, Chris Stewart, left, and Justin Bamberg, right, watch after the mistrial was declared for the Michael Slager trial Monday Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Former patrolman, Slager, was charged with murder in the April 4, 2015, shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Anthony Scott, Walter Scott's brother, speaks during a press conference in front of the Charleston County Courthouse, as the family attorneys, Chris Stewart, left, and Justin Bamberg, right, watch after the mistrial was declared for the Michael Slager trial Monday Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Former patrolman, Slager, was charged with murder in the April 4, 2015, shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michael Slager, at right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection from the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial Monday Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Former patrolman, Slager, was charged with murder in the April 4, 2015, shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Michael Slager, at right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection from the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial Monday Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Former patrolman, Slager, was charged with murder in the April 4, 2015, shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

Relatives of Walter Scott say they're confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury couldn't reach a verdict in the murder trial of the former police officer charged in his death.

The jurors deliberated more than 22 hours over four days before a mistrial was declared Monday in the five-week trial of Michael Slager.

The white former officer was charged with shooting Scott, who was black, five times as he fled a traffic stop in April 2015.

Scott's mother, Judy, told reporters later that she is trusting in the Lord and that there are two more trials coming.

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson says she'll retry the case. Meanwhile, Slager faces a federal trial next year on charges he deprived Scott of his civil rights.