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Nearly all-white jury announced in Walter Scott case

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A nearly all-white jury was selected in the trial of Officer Slager, who shot and killed Water Scott in Charleston, North Carolina in April of 2015.

In the horrific video of Scott's murder, Officer Slager is seen repeatedly shooting Scott in the back as he runs for his life. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted.

According to NBC News, the jury is made up of "six white men, five white women and one black man."

Slager's lawyer, Andy Savage, has attempted to move the trial out of Charleston, argue the indictment should be waived on grounds of double jeopardy, and dismissed potential jurors for "expressing anti -gun sentiments."

It's also important to note that Andy Savage is defending the victims of the Charleston Church shooting, which took place in June of 2015. He is simultaneously defending Officer Slager and also attempting to put Dylann Roof in jail.

Walter Scott, the father of four children, died at 50 years old.

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Blavity Staff Writer