dylann roof

It only less than three hours for a jury to sentence Dylann Roof to death. Roof was found guilty of murder for massacring nine black worshipers who’d invited him to Bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Roof represented himself in the trial and failed to offer witnesses or evidence to clear him of the charges. […]

A judge ruled yesterday that convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof is competent withstand the sentencing phase of his trial in Charleston. Roof will continue to represent himself and on Wednesday will present to the same jury that unanimously convicted him of 33 charges related to the killing of nine black churchgoers at Emanuel AME.  22-year-old Roof […]

Today, a federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina convicted the 22-year-old White supremacist on nearly three dozen charges.

Judge Gergel warned Roof that it would be in his best interest to have legal representation, but approved the request and resumed jury selection.

A judge approved a motion for Dylann Roof to represent himself in court and forgo a lawyer for his federal trial in which he will face the death penalty. Roof is accused of fatally shooting nine worshippers at a historically black church in South Carolina last June.  In court this morning, Roof said he feels […]

A federal judge decided to resume jury selection after initially postponing the process on Monday afternoon.

The first set of more than 3,000 potential jurors appeared in court for questioning in the Charleston church shooter trial. Attorney will select 12 jurors for the trail that's set to begin in late November.

Currently, Roof faces 33 federal offenses, including hate crime charges based on the allegation that he purposely targeted members of Emanuel based on their race and religion.

Dylann Roof's lawyer, Sarah Gannett, said the charges are "extremely grave" and "under the Constitution they are not properly charged."

The 13 speeches against the thousand mass shootings that have occurred in his second term speak to the enormous amount of work that must be done to change the gun control debate in America.

Much has changed, but a lot has stayed the same since tragedy unfolded a year ago at "Mother" Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Roof attended Tuesday's hearing sitting "impassively" in front of the victims' families, journalists and spectators, the Times reports. He faces 33 counts, including hate crimes.