Dylann Roof

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Inmate Who Allegedly Punched Dylann Roof Suddenly Makes Bail

Dwayne Stafford had been in jail 18 months before paying $100K bond Friday

(Newser) - They say two wrongs don't make a right, but they may help you get out of jail. One day after allegedly assaulting Dylann Roof in a South Carolina jail, Dwayne Stafford was out on $100,000 bond, WCIV reports. According to the New York Daily News , it's unclear... More »

Dylann Roof Attacked Outside Jail Shower

The alleged Charleston church shooter was beaten by a fellow inmate

(Newser) - Dylann Roof was attacked by a fellow inmate as he was stepping into a jail shower Thursday in South Carolina, USA Today reports. Roof is charged with killing nine people during Bible study at a historic black church in 2015 in Charleston. According to NBC News , the 22-year-old Roof is... More »

Dylann Roof: Death Penalty Is 'Cruel,' 'Unconstitutional'

Capital punishment violates Fifth, Eighth Amendments, and his lawyers want it taken off the table

(Newser) - Defense attorneys say they will challenge the Justice Department's decision to pursue the death penalty for Dylann Roof , accused of killing nine people at a black church in Charleston, SC. "The facts of this case are indisputably grave," they say, per CNN . "But if, as we... More »

Dylann Roof Doesn't Want a Jury Trial

He's asked to have a judge decide his fate

(Newser) - Dylann Roof appears to believe that a federal judge will be more inclined to spare his life than 12 members of the public. The 22-year-old, who could face the death penalty if found guilty of massacring nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina a year ago, filed... More »

Feds Will Pursue Death Penalty Against Dylann Roof

'The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision'

(Newser) - The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof , who is accused of killing nine people during a Bible study class inside a historic black church last June in Charleston, South Carolina. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this... More »

Feds Say Dylann Roof's Friend Is Lying

Joey Meek is accused of knowing about alleged church plot

(Newser) - The FBI thinks one of Dylann Roof's friends knew specifics about the accused shooter's plan for mass murder in a church. The feds arrested Joey Meek yesterday and revealed today that he is being charged with lying to federal agents and concealing information, reports the AP . He could... More »

Dylann Roof's Friend Arrested by FBI

Authorities said he was a 'potential target' in church massacre investigation

(Newser) - Joey Meek, the 21-year-old friend of Dylann Roof with whom Roof lived shortly before he allegedly killed nine people at a Charleston church in June, was arrested today. Meek's girlfriend, Lindsey Fry, tells the State FBI agents picked him up at work. Meek, who once hid Roof's gun... More »

Dylann Roof's Friend Is Now Target of Investigation

Joseph Meek being investigated for allegedly lying to authorities

(Newser) - Joseph Meek met Dylann Roof in middle school, and back in May, Roof asked him for a place to stay. Now Meek, 21, is the "potential target" of a federal criminal investigation into the June mass shooting at a Charleston church of which Roof is accused. Meek tells the... More »

This Was Dylann Roof's Life Before Charleston

His former roommates describe living with shooter

(Newser) - Joey Meek isn't one to turn away a friend, though his trailer in Columbia, SC, is full with his brothers Justin, 18, and Jacob, 15; girlfriend Lindsey Fry, 19; and mom Kim Konzny, 41. Fry was welcomed after running away with a heroin addict, as was Dylann Roof, a... More »

Survivor: Dylann Roof 'Caught Us With Eyes Closed'

'He should have to think about this the rest of his life,' says Polly Sheppard

(Newser) - Felicia Sanders says she had just bowed her head in prayer when it happened. Dylann Roof, whom the Bible study group in Charleston had welcomed with open arms, opened fire, killing nine black parishioners. Only Sanders, her 11-year-old granddaughter, and another woman, Polly Sheppard, were left alive. "We were... More »

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Church Massacre

Dylann Roof won't go on trial before July 2016

(Newser) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old charged with killing nine people in the June shooting massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. In court documents filed today, the prosecutors cited reasons for pursuing the death penalty, including the number of people killed and the... More »

University Moving Statue of Confederate President

Jefferson Davis will no longer be on Main Mall at University of Texas

(Newser) - In the midst of a continued backlash against Confederate symbols following the deadly shooting at a black church in South Carolina, the University of Texas at Austin said today it will be relocating a statue of Jefferson Davis, the Dallas Morning News reports. The statue of the Confederate president, which... More »

Dylann Roof Wanted to Plead Guilty, but Didn't

Why a judge entered a not guilty pleas

(Newser) - The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court today that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.... More »

Federal Prosecutors Go After Dylann Roof, Too

He's indicted on charges that carry the death penalty

(Newser) - Prosecutors on both the state and federal level will now have ample opportunity to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof if they wish. A federal grand jury today indicted the accused Charleston church shooter on 33 counts, including hate crimes, reports the State . Among the charges were 12 counts... More »

Background Check Lapse Let Dylann Roof Buy His Gun

If records were entered correctly, purchase would have been denied

(Newser) - Dylann Roof should not have been able to buy the gun he's accused of using to kill nine people inside a South Carolina church. Because Roof had admitted possessing drugs following an arrest in February, his purchase of the .45-caliber handgun should have been denied, says the FBI.... More »

Florida County Again Raises Confederate Flag

Marion County puts it back up after it was taken down last week

(Newser) - With lawmakers in South Carolina poised to vote on whether to take down the Confederate flag, a county in Florida just decided to put its flag back up. The Marion County Commission voted unanimously yesterday to raise the flag again outside a government building in Ocala, reports MyNews13 . The county'... More »

Dylann Roof's Sister Sought Funds for Ruined Wedding

GoFundMe page didn't last long

(Newser) - GoFundWhat? Dylann Roof's sister had to call off her wedding when her brother allegedly massacred nine people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church—and she sought donations to cover the cost. A now-deleted GoFundMe page called "A Fresh Start for Michael and Amber" had a target of $5,... More »

KKK Gets OK to Hold Pro-Flag State House Rally

Dylann Roof was 'heading in right direction,' group says

(Newser) - In what will probably be a greater blow to defenders of the Confederate flag than opponents, the Ku Klux Klan has received permission to hold a rally in support of the flag at the SC State House. Officials, who say any group can hold a rally if the State House... More »

Police Dashcam Video Shows Arrest of Dylann Roof

It is surprisingly free of drama

(Newser) - Except for a fist bump exchanged by officers, you'd never know it was a high-profile arrest. Police in Shelby, NC, released dashcam video of their capture of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof after a traffic stop, report ABC and CBS . Officers approach Roof's car with guns drawn, but... More »

Amazon Dumps Confederate Flag

And eBay, too

(Newser) - The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN . (Walmart already did so , as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting... More »

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