Death settlement filed in Walter Scott case

Published: Dec. 21, 2015 at 9:55 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2015 at 10:11 PM EST
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Attorneys for Walter Scott's family have officially filed a death settlement in which three of Scott's four children will receive payments totaling $1 million.

Scott was shot and killed by former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager April 4.

Those court documents for the settlement were filed December 17 in downtown Charleston.

In October, the City of North Charleston and the Scott family settled for a total of $6.5 million.

According to the court documents, $1 million will come from the South Carolina Insurance Fund, which is an insurance most local governments have.

The $5.5 million will be paid by the City of North Charleston.

Nearly $2.4 million of that amount will go to the Scott family's attorneys, which were made up of three firms.

The rest of the money will be divided up among the family and others.

While roughly $1 million in annuities will go to Scott's three adult children, a trust is being set up for his youngest child who won't have access to his money until he turns 18 years old.

Also noted in the court documents, Scott's former wife will be paid about $17,000 for the child support Scott owed. A warrant for his arrest for not paying was seen as a possible reason in his decision to run from the traffic stop when he died.

Scott was unarmed at the time of the shooting after that traffic stop.

Slager says he acted in self defense.

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