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'It's Not Over Until God Says It's Over.' Mother Holds Firm to Faith after Mistrial

12-08-2016
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The mother of an unarmed black man killed by a South Carolina police officer says she is not sad that the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case.

At a press conference after news of the mistrial, the mother of Walter Scott said that despite the jurors' inability to reach a unanimous decision, she remains hopeful that justice will be served.

"I trust God, I believe God, I am encouraged because I know God is able," said Judy Scott. "It's not over until God says it's over."

"I am not sad," she told reporters after the mistrial was announced," she commented.

"And I want you to know why I'm not sad. Because Jesus is on the inside. And I know that justice will be served because the God that I serve he's able. He told me to wait on the Lord and be of good courage, and God, he is strengthening my heart. God is my strength and I know without a doubt that he is a just God and injustice will not prevail."

Video of Judy Scott's comments has gone viral on the internet.

North Charleston officer Michael Slager shot 50-year old Walter Scott five times following a traffic stop on April 4, 2015. 

Slager has maintained that Scott tried to grab his taser, and that he feared for his life. A now infamous cell phone video taken of the incident showed Scott running away when the fatal shots were fired.

Slager was charged with murder.

The judge declared a mistrial on the fourth day of deliberations in the trial after the jurors - 11 whites and one African-American - struggled to reach a consensus.  One juror is reported to be the lone holdout.

Meanwhile, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, who prosecuted the case, said there will be a retrial.

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