COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges, avoiding a second death sentence and effectively bringing to a close the prosecutions against him for the 2015 slaughter. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson told The Associated Press on Friday that Roof is scheduled to enter a […]


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One by one, friends and family members walked up to the witness stand and testified about the nine black church members gunned down during a Bible study in Charleston on June 17, 2015. They described personalities, future plans and final conversations. The testimony came during the sentencing phase of Dylann Roof’s […]

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The decision on whether the federal government will seek the death penalty against a white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church is now before U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, a prosecutor told a federal judge on Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Richardson told […]

Charged with 33 federal crimes, Dylan Roof pleaded not guilty under the advisement of lawyer.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church has been ordered to provide handwriting samples to investigators. Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson on Friday directed 21-year-old Dylann Roof to provide the samples. Following Roof’s arrest the day after the June 17 shootings, several search warrants were executed […]

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night’s revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church’s members, including the pastor. A churchgoer herself, Simmons admits […]

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Maybe Christon Scriven should take that age old quote, ‘Who needs enemies when you have friends like mine?’ to heart. We say that because Scriven, a young Black man, is said to be one of Dylann Storm Roof‘s “best friends.” Yes, you read that right. Not only that, Scriven, 21, says it doesn’t matter that […]