The judge first heard the defenses request for the murder charge to be dropped based on double jeopardy. Slagers attorneys claimed state and federal authorities worked together to try to convict Slager, and his attorneys said he cannot be tried twice for the same crime. Judge Clifton Newman denied the motion, saying Slager has been afforded all the due process afforded by the laws of South Carolina. And he ruled that to dismiss the indictment based on grounds of double jeopardy, he would have to “overrule well-established doctrine.” In arguing for a change of venue, Savage calledwitness Alicia Ward to the stand, who testified the media has not shown the entire video of the shooting incident. Ward said one big issue is every time there is a police shooting, many media outlets bring up the Scott shooting. http://huntercarterland.boxcrack.net/2016/11/02/emerging-answers-for-useful-interview-tactics/Ward, a social media researcher and tracker and public relations expert, was hired by the defense team. Prosecutors maintained there is a media presence in smaller counties. The judge also denied a defense request to sequester witnesses who would testify in the trial. MOBILE USERS: Click here for a live blog of the trial.
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