COLUMBIA, S.C. – A bond hearing has been delayed for a white former North Charleston police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist.
Court records show a judge made the decision Tuesday for Michael Slager. His hearing had been set for Thursday, but Slager's defense team requested a delay because his lead attorney is recovering from surgery.
In a document filed with that motion, prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said she had no objection. No new hearing date has been scheduled.
Slager is charged with murder in the April 4 death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. A bystander's cellphone video showed Slager firing eight times as Scott tried to run away.
Slager was fired after the shooting.
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