Dylann Roof’s death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation should be upheld and do not merit review by the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys for the federal government wrote in a filing Wednesday.
By Patrick Phillips, Anna Harris, Melissa Rademaker and Dylan Leatherwood
As faith groups across the state and the nation commemorate seven years since the Charleston church shooting, Mother Emanuel AME, the site of the tragedy, kicked off a weekend of special events and a nationwide Bible study.
As Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston marks seven years since the mass shooting that killed nine of its members, church leaders are planning to break ground this fall on a memorial to the victims.
Attorneys for convicted church shooter Dylann Roof have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide how to handle disagreements over mental illness-related evidence between capital defendants and their attorneys.
Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church celebrated a record settlement with the Justice Department over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he used in the 2015 massacre.
More than six years after the deadly shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston that claimed nine lives, those close to one of the victims are still serving the community to help keep his legacy alive.
Some state lawmakers have requested $4 million from the South Carolina budget to help construct a memorial in honor of the nine black parishioners killed inside Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
Attorneys for the man on federal death row for fatally shooting nine Black parishioners of a downtown Charleston church argue his “delusional belief” should have prevented him from representing himself at trial.
Students at the Berkeley Center for the Arts at Goose Creek High School have been working for months on a project they hope will inspire children and adults to love their neighbor no matter their differences.
Attorneys for the man sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.
The son of one of the Emanuel Nine, who has been in the public eye since the June 2015 shooting, reacted Wednesday morning to the news that convicted shooter Dylann Roof is going to appeal his death sentence.
From the opening to the closing date of the investigation, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division took less than a month to complete its probe into how Emanuel AME church handled its donations following the 2015 massacre.
A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina.