Charleston Shooting

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…

Quilts Donated After Church Shooting Displayed In Charleston

A quilt donated to Mother Emanuel (Bill Burr/WCIV CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Some of the hundreds of prayer quilts donated to Mother Emanuel AME Church after last year’s church shootings are being displayed in Charleston. The quilts are on display through Thursday at the Charleston Civil Design Center near the church. In the days following the shootings on June 17…

Emanuel AME Pastor Dr. Betty Deas-Clark in Orlando To Offer Solidarity, Support, Ministry

ORLANDO, FL (WCIV) — In an act of outreach and ministry, the pastor of Charleston’s Emanuel AME was in Orlando Monday morning. Rev. Dr. Betty Deas-Clark said she felt an “urge, unction and great need to show solidarity with the people of Orlando.” Rev. Dr. Deas-Clark was supposed to be at the White House on Monday. Instead, she made the…

Church Shooting Suspect’s Lawyers Seek To Waive Jury Trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Attorneys for the man accused in the shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a South Carolina church have filed notice that they want to forgo a jury trial and have the judge hearing the death-penalty case decide their client’s fate. The court document shows that attorneys for Dylann Roof filed the notice Thursday in U.S. District…

Bible Study, Unity Walks to Honor Victims of Emanuel AME Shooting This Month

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A memorial service at the arena where President Barack Obama last year led the congregation in “Amazing Grace” is among more than two dozen events scheduled during 12 days to mark the first anniversary of a mass slaying at a historically black church in Charleston. The Emanuel AME Church announced on Monday that the memorial service…