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Dylann Roof’s sister accused of bringing weapons to school

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 …


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 …


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 …


James Ragland: Chicago attack was pure evil

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 …


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 …


With Roof as his own lawyer, sentencing to begin in slayings

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 …


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.


Dylann Roof won’t work to spare his life in church massacre

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 …


Kathleen Parker: Condemn Roof to lifetime of suffering

I’m recommending that it’s better to condemn Roof to a lifetime of suffering than to end his miserable life.


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 …


Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

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 …


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.


Officer: Jail inmate assaults man charged in church massacre

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 …


Bible study, unity walk to honor church shooting victims in SC

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 …


Defendant in South Carolina church shootings faces November federal trial

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, …


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 …


Prosecutor to seek death for Dylann Roof in church shootings

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina prosecutor says she will seek the death penalty for a white man charged with killing nine black churchgoers.


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 …


Church shooting suspect faces hate crime charges

WASHINGTON — The man accused of killing nine black church members last month in Charleston, South Carolina, was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and …


Suspect in custody in killing of 9 people in black church

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An intense manhunt was underway Thursday for a young white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic black church in downtown …