Dylann Roof’s State Trial Delayed Indefinitely as Federal Trial Continues

Roof Case Rendering by Robert Maniscalco

Roof Case Rendering by Robert Maniscalco

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A state court judge has delayed indefinitely convicted church shooter Dylann Roof’s murder trial.

It was set to begin on Jan. 17, which would probably only leave days between the conclusion of the federal hate crimes trial and the start of the state murder trial.

Prosecutors in both courts are seeking the death penalty.

Pushing back the start of the trial could impact the courthouse in other ways. Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager’s re-trial for the fatal shooting of Walter Scott is set to begin in March.

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