After the sentencing, Judy Scott and Walter's two brothers told reporters that, while they had made peace with the case, they remained adamant the officer should pay for his crime.
Slager theoretically could have received a life sentence, but most legal observers had expected a sentence in the 12-to 15-year range if Norton had categorized the crime as voluntary manslaughter.
Slager said that at the time, he did not think Slager was unarmed, but he realized it after watching the video. The former officer could have faced life in prison. Witness video that surfaced shortly after the encounter appeared to show the moment Slager fatally shot Scott as he ran away. A bystander's cellphone video of the shooting drew national attention to the case.
A defense attorney says a white former SC law officer should be sentenced on the low end of guidelines being considered by a federal judge.
The expert said he also heard Scott say "f" the police on video when Slager told him to get on the ground, and that Slager is heard saying 'let go of my taser or I will shoot you'.
In Charleston, U.S. District Judge David Norton announced his sentence hours after ruling Michael Slager committed murder and obstructed justice against the motorist, Walter Scott. However, Savage said his client believed that Scott could have been armed based on the fact that he fled from the traffic stop which was initiated by a broken brake light on Scott's auto.
During tearful statements in court, several members of Scott's family said they forgave the officer and were praying for him.
During final statements Wednesday sentencing, Jared Fishman, one of the prosecutors in the case, admitted that Scott did not obey commands during the stop-including running from the officer after he was pulled over-but that doesn't justify what happened.
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And the discussion around it - and the trouble when the sides met just over a week ago - prompted an apology from Sussex Police. The game will kick-off at 7.45pm and further details - including ticket prices - will be announced in due course.
The judge said he will announce his decision later Thursday but will sentence the former officer to a minimum of 235 months, or almost 20 years, in prison.
This chart was produced before Michael Slager pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager faces 19 to 24 years in prison for the deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott, according to sentencing guidelines announced by a judge this morning.
Scott's death in April 2015 became among the most high-profile police shootings in recent years due to graphic video that later emerged.
"I wish I could go back in time to change the event, but I can't", Slager said to the court before he was sentenced.
Savage has claimed that state and federal prosecutors teamed up to go after Slager together. Under questioning by Slager's attorney, Ghent said Monday the stun gun was never tested for fingerprints and that there was no reason for Slager to re-holster the weapon rather than leave it on the ground where it fell. The 50-year-old man ran from his vehicle and Slager gave chase.
The defense said that North Charleston's homicide rates have gone up following the possible chilling effect of Slager's 2016 state murder charges.
That includes use of Slager's stun gun, which the former officer says Walter Scott grabbed and turned on him, causing Slager to fear for his life and shoot in self-defense. Slager is then heard on a police radio reporting a description of Scott before yelling, "Taser, Taser, Taser!"
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