Charleston Church Shooting

‘I’m Not Going to Lie to You’ Dylann Roof Tells Jury at Sentencing Trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WOLO) – Dylann Roof delivered a very brief opening statement in federal court on Wednesday as the penalty phase of his trial got underway. Roof, acting as his own attorney, spoke for the first time to the jury that will decide if he should be sentenced to death or life in prison for fatally shooting  nine black parisioners…

FBI Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Charleston Church Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The FBI is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by survivors of the Charleston church shooting who say federal negligence enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun he used. The federal government filed papers Friday saying it isn’t liable for any failure to thoroughly check Roof’s background before he bought the gun. Lawyers for…

Closed Hearing in Charleston Church Shooting Continues

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A closed hearing on suppressing evidence in Dylann Roof’s federal trial in the Charleston church shootings is resuming. Roof’s defense attorneys want some evidence kept out of his November trial stemming from the fatal shootings of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in June of last year. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel earlier overruled objections…

Closed Hearing Being Held in Charleston Church Shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A federal judge is holding a closed hearing in South Carolina on evidence in Dylann Roof’s trial in the Charleston church shootings. The 22-year-old Roof is facing hate crime and other federal charges in the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church in which nine black parishioners were killed. His defense attorneys want some evidence kept…

Judge to Weigh Objections to Closed Church Shooting Hearing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A federal judge in South Carolina will hear objections from news organizations to closing a hearing in the Charleston church shootings trial. The defense wants to keep some evidence out of Dylann Roof’s federal death penalty trial on hate crimes and other counts stemming from the June 2015 assault that killed nine black parishioners at Emanuel…