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By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist last year said they were deadlocked. Ex-North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager, 35, was arrested and charged with murder after a bystander's cell phone video showed him firing eight times at 50-year-old Walter Scott's back as he fled an April 2015 traffic stop. Slager testified on his own behalf during the state trial.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a former white police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
Calls mounted rapidly Monday from populist and other opposition leaders for quick elections in Italy, seeking to capitalize on Premier Matteo Renzi's humiliating defeat in a referendum on government-championed ...