Alleged Charleston, SC, Church Shooter Dylann Storm Roof to Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

Dylann Storm Roof 

Dylann Storm Roof will face federal hate crime charges, NPR reports. The Justice Department intends to indict the 21-year-old on federal charges today.

Roof, who is accused of murdering nine people, including state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, in a mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., already faces nine murder counts as well as charges of attempted murder and a weapons charge. His trial for those will begin in the summer of 2016.


The news of the pending indictments comes just over a month after Roof allegedly walked into a Wednesday-night prayer meeting and opened fire on the unsuspecting congregation, whose members had welcomed him.

Read more at NPR.

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