Michael Slager's attorneys requesting speedy trial

Michael Slager's attorneys requesting speedy trial

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A hearing on the request from Michael Slager's attorneys for a speedy trial is scheduled for Monday.

According to court documents, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson defended her reasoning for why the former North Charleston police officer's upcoming trial should be held in the Fall, instead of in March or April as Slager's attorneys had requested.

Wilson wrote that the state wants the trial held in November, and that its both reasonable and necessary to do it at that time because she is also trying the case against suspected Emanuel AME shooter Dylann Roof in July.

Slager is accused of murder in the shooting of Walter Scott in April.

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