Friday 9 December 2016

Charleston church killings trial next year

Published 17/07/2015 | 02:30

Dylann Roof should not have been able to obtain a gun, the FBI said
Dylann Roof should not have been able to obtain a gun, the FBI said

The man accused of killing nine people at a South Carolina church last month will stand trial next July.

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During a 25-minute hearing in Charleston, Judge JC Nicholson set a trial date of July 11, 2016, for Dylann Roof.

Public defender Ashley Pennington said he would not seek any bond for Roof, who sat quietly during the proceedings, clad in a grey-striped prison jumpsuit.

Nicholson said he would have denied a request anyway, calling Roof a flight risk, noting he was arrested in North Carolina, on June 18, the day after nine black parishioners were shot dead at the church in Charleston.

Roof (21) has not entered a plea to the charges of murder and attempted murder.

Irish Independent

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