CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The court released the instructions issued to the jury in the trial of the former North Charleston police officer charged in the death of a man who fled a traffic stop.
Michael Slager is facing a charge of murder in the April 4, 2015, shooting of Walter Scott.
Judge Clifton Newman has also ruled the jury can consider a charge of voluntary manslaughter as an alternative to murder.
A conviction on the charge of murder would mean Slager would face 30 years to life in prison. If convicted on the voluntary manslaughter charge, Slager would face a sentence of between two and 30 years.
The full transcript of Newman's instructions to the jury is below.
The jury began its second full day of deliberations on Friday.