Charleston Church Shooting

New Unsealed Documents Released in Charleston Church Shooting Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Defense lawyers for Dylann Roof said the Charleston church shooter was adamant about not being ruled mentally impaired because it might prevent him from getting a high government position if white nationalists took over the country. A judge Tuesday unsealed hundreds of pages of documents concerning Roof’s mental status. They included a letter from Roof to…

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…

Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Wants Fed Case Dismissed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church wants the federal charges against him dismissed. Attorneys for Dylann Roof argued in court papers filed Tuesday that the nearly three-dozen charges against Dylann Roof should be thrown out in part because they infringe on a case that is best argued in…

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…

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,┬áReverend Berry Deas Clark moved to a church in Georgetown Tuesday. The move comes after just five months at…

Watch: Remembering the Emanuel Nine in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A memorial service Friday at the College of Charleston TD Arena featured prayer, song, Governor Nikki Haley, and a message from President Barack Obama. A presidential aide read a message from the president and the first lady. President Barack Obama said that the nation is deeply moved by what he calls “the boundless love and unshakable resilience”…