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Walter Scott's brothers believe jurors will deliver guilty verdict in murder trial

From left to right: Rodney Scott, Chris Stewart and Anthony Scott. (Source: Live 5 News) From left to right: Rodney Scott, Chris Stewart and Anthony Scott. (Source: Live 5 News)
From left to right: Rodney Scott, Anthony Scott and Chris Stewart. (Source: Live 5 News) From left to right: Rodney Scott, Anthony Scott and Chris Stewart. (Source: Live 5 News)
Scott's brothers and family attorneys talking to the press Wednesday night. (Source: Live 5 News) Scott's brothers and family attorneys talking to the press Wednesday night. (Source: Live 5 News)
Anthony Scott speaks at N. Charleston City Hall on Oct. 8, 2015. (Source: Live 5) Anthony Scott speaks at N. Charleston City Hall on Oct. 8, 2015. (Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Walter Scott's brothers said they believe jurors will deliver a guilty verdict of murder in the trial of Michael Slager who's charged in their brother's death. 

Rodney and Anthony Scott held a brief press conference outside the Charleston County Courthouse after the jury had begun deliberations. 

"We do believe we will get the guilty verdict and we will get justice for my brother," Anthony Scott said Wednesday night. 

The family said if the verdict is voluntary manslaughter, they could "live with that."

“Up to this point, it’s been long, hard, and trying," Anthony Scott said."It’s been a long hard five weeks, and we just continually believe in God and ask for continuous prayer of the city, the state and the country, and we do believe that we will get the guilty verdict and that we will receive justice for my brother.”

Slager is on trial for murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott who fled a traffic stop on April 4, 2015.

Slager fatally shot Scott after a scuffle in which Slager claimed Scott grabbed the officer's Taser and pointed it at him.

Earlier in the day, the jurors visited the scene of the fatal shooting off Remount Road in North Charleston. Judge Clifton Newman told jurors the visit was solely to observe the scene and ordered them not to discuss the case with anyone, including each other. 

One representative each for the prosecution and defense were allowed to accompany the jurors but were not allowed to speak with them. The media was not allowed to accompany the jurors.

During the trial, Scott testified he last saw his brother a few days prior to the shooting and said he was first alerted that something was wrong when their mother called him on the morning of the shooting and asked him to go check on his brother.

Days after the cellphone video of the shooting emerged and Slager was arrested, Scott described his late brother as the "extrovert" of the family.

"He was the most outgoing out of all of us. He knew everybody. He knew family I didn't know," Anthony said. "He was an outgoing person, loving and kind. That was his nature."

Slager faces 30 years to life if the jury convicts him of murder, and between two to 30 years in prison if the jury convicts him of voluntary manslaughter.

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