Charleston Church Shooting

Attorneys Want Jury Questionnaires in Church Shooting Sealed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Attorneys in South Carolina have submitted proposed jury questionnaires for the upcoming federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shooting and want a judge to keep them confidential. Both defense and prosecution attorneys submitted the proposed questionnaires in a joint motion Monday. They say the questions need to be sealed because public…

Attorney for Dylann Roof Files Death Penalty Challenge

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Attorneys for the man charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church are challenging federal prosecutors’ intention to seek the death penalty against him. Lawyers for Dylann Roof argue in a motion filed Monday that the death penalty and federal death penalty law are unconstitutional. Their motion asks that a judge declare the death penalty…

Watch: Judge To Weigh Moving Up Trial of Church Shooting Defendant

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A judge is considering whether Charleston church shooting defendant Dylann Roof should go to trial in state court before his federal trial. His state trial on murder charges is currently set for January but prosecutor Scarlett Wilson wants the state to try Roof before his November federal trial on hate crimes and other counts. Circuit Judge…

Charleston Shooting: Prosecutor says State should try Dylann Roof first

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A prosecutor is asking that the state trial of the man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in a Charleston church be held before his federal trial. In a request filed in state court Tuesday, state prosecutor Scarlett Wilson argued that the state has primary jurisdiction in the case. Currently, a federal trial for Dylann…

Feds want to know how Dylann Roof’s defense team will argue against death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Federal prosecutors want Dylann Roof’s defense team to disclose a list of mitigating factors they will use in the sentencing phase of the trial to stave off the death penalty for the 22-year-old Eastover man accused of killing nine people in a downtown Charleston church. Citing the federal cases against Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Gary…

Emanuel AME Pastor Reassigned

Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark CHARLESTON, S.C. (WOLO) — The first permanent pastor of Emanuel AME Church, where nine parishioners were killed a little more than a year ago during a Bible study, has been reassigned. According to the Post and Courier, Reverend Berry Deas Clark moved to a church in Georgetown Tuesday. The move comes after just five months at…