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.