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Judge rules ex-officer committed second-degree murder of Walter Scott

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  • Federal judge warns Michael Slager to expect two decades behind bars
  • South Carolina police officer shot black motorist in back five times in 2015

A white former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death and should expect to spend about two decades in prison, a judge said on Thursday as he prepared to sentence the ex-officer for a federal civil rights violation.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/07/michael-slager-walter-scott-second-degree-murder