Charleston Church Shooting

Dylan Roof’s Trial Expected to “Open up Wounds Again”

  DURHAM, N.C. (AP)– The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to “open up wounds again.”  Jennifer Pinckney gave some of her most extensive public comments about how her family has coped since the death last…

Jury Selection Set for Friend of Accused Charleston Church Shooter

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WOLO) — Jury selection is set for the friend of the accused Emanuel AME church shooter, Dylann Roof. Jury selection for Joey Meek’s trial is set for March 1. Officials say questionnaires have already been sent out to potential jurors. Meek’s trial will take place in Charleston.  His attorney petitioned the court to have all of the hearings…

Museum Director Says $5M Cost of Flag Display Will Come Down

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The director of South Carolina’s military museum says displaying the Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds will cost less than the $5.3 million price tag presented last week. William Roberson said Tuesday the figures given by an architectural firm were preliminary and will be “modified.” Roberson said much of the cost outlined at last Thursday’s commission…

Attorneys: Federal Government Decides on Death Penalty for Dylann Roof

Photo courtesy of WCIV CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The wait to know whether federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the Dylann Roof murder trial will go on for at least another couple months, it appears after Tuesday morning’s bar meeting. U.S. Attorneys told Judge Richard Gergel that they had not yet filed the formal paperwork to the federal…