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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a …


Sentencing phase begins for white ex-cop who shot black man

A white former police officer who shot an unarmed black man to death in the back as he fled a traffic stop never had any “racial animus” toward minorities in …


Tennessee church suspect may have sought Charleston revenge

A note found in the car of a man charged with spraying deadly gunfire at a Tennessee church made reference to revenge for a white supremacist’s massacre at a black …


Hostage situation ends in Charleston after gunman shot

A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy …


Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Church shooter Dylann Roof pleads guilty to state murder charges

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to plead guilty to murder charges

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges to avoid a second death sentence.


Judge formally sentences Dylann Roof to death

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 …


Roof to jurors: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’

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 …


Judge orders evaluation of Dylann Roof before sentencing

A judge ordered another competency exam for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, who faces the death penalty for killing nine black parishioners last year.


Philip Matthew Stinson: Don’t let police own narrative

If videos don’t change the game entirely, they’re certainly better than nothing. Before smartphones made it easier for citizens to record possible malfeasance, the police owned the narrative.


Dylann Roof convicted in Charleston church shooting trial

After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly recreated the massacre at this city’s famed “Mother Emanuel” church, it took jurors less than two hours to convict Dylann Roof …


Kathleen Parker: Evil revisited at church shooting trial

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 …


Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

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 …


Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

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 …


Accused Charleston church shooter will represent himself at federal hate-crimes 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 …


Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof competent to stand trial, judge rules

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.


In Charleston church massacre case, U.S. seeks death penalty

The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney …


Alleged Charleston shooter wants to plead guilty

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said …


UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2015

Charleston victims include library manager, pastor, great grandmother and recent college grad

CHARLESTON, S.C. — One was a longtime librarian looking forward to retirement. Another had recently graduated from college with a business degree. At least two died in the church that …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2015

9 dead at historically black church in South Carolina; police suspect shooting is hate crime

Mayor Joseph P. Riley has confirmed to The Associated Press that police have told him nine are dead in a shooting at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South …