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South Carolina leaders, who gave themselves sole authority to decide what happens to historical monuments and names, appear to be sitting out. Some black lawmakers are urging colleges and local governments to defy state law and act on their own.
The sister of the man sentenced to die for killing nine people at a South Carolina church in 2015 has been arrested at her school and charged with bringing pepper spray, a knife and marijuana onto the campus.
Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.
Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their families the burden of a second trial.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A judge has formally sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black worshippers in a racist massacre at a Charleston church. U.S. Judge Richard Gergel handed down the sentence Wednesday at a hearing to affirm the jury’s decision on the death penalty for the 22-year-old avowed white supremacist. Gergel couldn’t change the jury’s decision.
Evil is evil: It never likes what or whom it comes to destroy. That’s why decent people of all stripes, no matter where you are, must call it what it is and stand lockstep against it.
Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them.
After a judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof is competent to represent himself, the same jury that last month unanimously found him guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will return to court to begin contemplating his punishment.
A judge ordered another competency exam for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, who faces the death penalty for killing nine black parishioners last year.
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won’t call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working hard to keep secret potentially embarrassing evidence about himself and his family.
I’m recommending that it’s better to condemn Roof to a lifetime of suffering than to end his miserable life.
By anyone’s definition, Roof is a racist, but surely this is too facile an explanation. The rational mind wants more. Insanity? Not according to a psychiatrist who examined him. What then?
Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.
A survivor of last year’s massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark.
A federal judge has allowed a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church to hire back his lawyers, at least for the first phase of his trial.
The white man charged with killing nine black parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year will be allowed to represent himself in his federal hate-crimes trial, a judge said Monday.
A federal judge on Friday ruled that Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old accused of killing nine parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year, is competent to stand trial.
Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was assaulted Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being held, a law official said.
A memorial service at the arena where President Barack Obama last year led the congregation in “Amazing Grace” is among more than two dozen events scheduled during 12 days to mark the first anniversary of a mass slaying at a historically black church in Charleston.
The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged with shooting and killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at their Charleston church will be held in November, a judge announced Tuesday.