With no verdict, Michael Slager jury to resume deliberations Monday

Judge Clifton Newman refused to offer clarification, informing the jury that the difference between those two emotions was for them to decide.

The trial ended, and the Jury indicated in notes to the Judge that it was deadlocked with one holdout juror refusing to convict.

"I can not with good conscience consider a guilty verdict", the letter said.

A viral bystander video showed Slager, who is white, shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott, who is black, multiple times from behind.

The jury will continue deliberations Monday at 9 a.m.at the Charleston County Courthouse.

"You should not give up your firmly held opinions just to be in agreement", Newman said, but "the majority should consider the minority's position, and the minority should consider the majority's position".

Judge Clifton Newman allowed the jury, which began deliberating Wednesday night, to consider the lesser offense of manslaughter, which carries a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

Michael Slager, a police officer at that time, and Walter Scott, an African-American man. Slager's defense claimed that the officer was in danger after a physical altercation resulted in Scott taking his Taser. While the video shows Scott clearly running away and nearly 30 feet from Slager when he shoots, Slager said "I fired until the threat was stopped as I was trained to do".

In April 2015, Slager shot Scott five times as he tried to flee.

"You have a duty to make every reasonable effort to reach a unanimous verdict", he said, according to CNN. Scott was hit three times in the back, once in the buttocks and once on the ear. At the moment, the video doesn't appear to be swaying all 12 jurors that the officer is guilty of murder or voluntary manslaughter. Months of protests followed the release of the video, ultimately forcing North Charleston police to agree to settle an historic US$6.5 million lawsuit brought by Scott's family.

In the video, Scott can be seen running more than a dozen yards away from the officer, who fires a volley of bullets at the unarmed man's back.

The 35-year-old Slager was sacked and charged with murder after the video surfaced. Murder requires that Scott had malice toward Scott, whereas manslaughter is considered a crime of passion, i.e., Scott's reasoning was impaired somehow by his emotional state.

The jury is shockingly composed of 11 white jurors and only 1 black juror, which drew criticism that Slager's attorneys had purposefully struck minority jurors from the panel because of race. When Slager took the stand earlier this week, he said in his testimony that he had been "in total fear" during the incident, and contended, as he has previously, that Scott had taken his Taser stun gun.