SC Church-Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Indicted on 4 More Charges

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Dylann Roof, the South Carolina suspect who was arrested and charged in the shooting deaths of nine people inside Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., last month, has been indicted on new charges by a grand jury.

NBC News reports that Roof has been charged with three counts of attempted murder connected to three people who survived the attack and "one count of weapons possession," bringing his total number of charges to 13. Roof was charged with nine counts of murder and weapons possession last week.   


"My office cannot comment on the merits of the case," Solicitor for the 9th Judicial Circuit Scarlett Wilson said in a statement viewed by NBC News. The statement added that the victims were shot with "malice aforethought."

Roof, 21, is being held without bail, and NBC News notes that he is also being investigated for a federal hate crime. 


Read more at NBC News.

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