Dylann Roof, the white supremacist convicted in the horrific attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., stopped at another AME church the night of the massacre, newly released court documents indicate.
After the June 17, 2015, attack that left nine black parishioners dead, Roof left Mother Emanuel, the name by which the historic church is also known, and traveled to the Branch AME Church, according to ABC News affiliate WCIV, which cited GPS data that was not presented during his trial.
However, Roof later told FBI agents, the killer was too tired after attacking Emanuel to continue shooting, according to the report.
As the news station noted, Branch AME is about 30 minutes away from Emanuel and also had a Bible study that night.
Roof’s attorneys are seeking a new federal trial for the 22-year-old, hoping to save him from the death penalty.