Witness describes Walter Scott's gunshot wounds in Slager trial

Witness describes Walter Scott's gunshot wounds in Slager trial

CHARLESTON, SC (WIS) - On Wednesday, a witness in the murder trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager described the five gunshot wounds that hit Walter Scott.

That witness was Lee Tormos, the woman who did Scott's autopsy. She said the shots were fired from at least three feet away and hit Scott as he was running from the gunfire.

She used one of the attorneys to demonstrate to the jury how the bullets hit Scott. She said he had injuries to his face and other parts of his body like he had been scraped by the ground, but one gunshot killed Scott.

"I determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the torso," Tormos said. "The most fatal wound was the gunshot wound to the back of the right chest."

The witness said a blood sample showed traces of cocaine and alcohol in Scott's system. However, an investigator who was also questioned on Wednesday said his K-9 didn't detect drugs in Scott's car.

Testimony continues on Thursday. On Friday, however, the trial will break for Veteran's Day and pick back up on Monday.

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