Top Stories

Accused Charleston Church Shooter's Hate Crimes Trial to Restart Monday - NBCNews.com;

Accused Charleston Church Shooter's Hate Crimes Trial to Restart Monday - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAccused Charleston Church Shooter's Hate Crimes Trial to Restart MondayNBCNews.comThe federal hate crimes trial of the white supremacist accused of killing nine people in a historically black South Carolina church last year is scheduled to restart Monday in Charleston. A grand jury indicted Dylann Roof, 22, on 33 counts of hate ...and more »

Will Dylann Roof Get The Death Penalty? Victims' Families Don't Support The Idea - Romper;

Will Dylann Roof Get The Death Penalty? Victims' Families Don't Support The Idea - Romper

RomperWill Dylann Roof Get The Death Penalty? Victims' Families Don't Support The IdeaRomperDylann Roof, the 22-year-old white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015, was deemed fit to stand trial by a federal judge on Friday. Roof will stand trial at both the state and federal ...and more »

Families Of SC Church Shooting Victims Urge Forgiveness For Dylann Roof - Daily Caller

Families Of SC Church Shooting Victims Urge Forgiveness For Dylann RoofDaily CallerThe families of several victims of last year's deadly shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., have urged forgiveness for gunman Dylann Roof as the federal government pursues the death penalty. Roof faces 33 ...and more »

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial For Charleston Church Shooting - Okayplayer (blog);

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial For Charleston Church Shooting - Okayplayer (blog)

Okayplayer (blog)Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial For Charleston Church ShootingOkayplayer (blog)Dylann Roof, the man who has been accused of killing nine parishioners in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been ruled competent to stand trial by a federal judge. Washington Post reported that U.S. District Judge Richard ...and more »

Charleston church shooter guilty plea offer rejected by government - JURIST;

Charleston church shooter guilty plea offer rejected by government - JURIST

JURISTCharleston church shooter guilty plea offer rejected by governmentJURIST[JURIST] The government refused [NYT report] a plea offer from accused white supremacist Dylann Roof on Friday. Roof, the man charged with killing nine black church members attending Emanuel AME Church [official website] in Charleston, offered to plead ...and more »

Former US Attorney weighs in on Dylann Roof's competency - KOMO News;

Former US Attorney weighs in on Dylann Roof's competency - KOMO News

KOMO NewsFormer US Attorney weighs in on Dylann Roof's competencyKOMO NewsAttorney Pete Strom says in a death penalty case, lawyers will leave no stone unturned when trying to keep their client from getting the death penalty. Earlier this month, Roof's own defense team had questioned whether he could assist them in his defense.and more »

Dylann Roof is crazy, but not crazy enough to avoid trial for his crimes - Hot Air

Dylann Roof is crazy, but not crazy enough to avoid trial for his crimesHot AirThe trial of the Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, was on hold for a while after his defense team attempted to claim that he was too mentally impaired to participate in his defense and understand the charges against him. This led to the usual ...and more »

Dylan Roof Competent To Stand Trial, Says Judge - uInterview.com (blog);

Dylan Roof Competent To Stand Trial, Says Judge - uInterview.com (blog)

uInterview.com (blog)Dylan Roof Competent To Stand Trial, Says JudgeuInterview.com (blog)Dylann Roof has been deemed competent to stand trial starting next week in the killing of 9 black worshipers at a South Carolina church last year. A federal judge ruled on Friday that the 22-year old shooter is to stand trial in the future. U.S ...and more »

Charleston church shooting: Dylann Roof declared 'fit' to stand trial - International Business Times UK;

Charleston church shooting: Dylann Roof declared 'fit' to stand trial - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKCharleston church shooting: Dylann Roof declared 'fit' to stand trialInternational Business Times UKDylann Roof Last Rhodesian website 11 Dylann Roof's website, the Last Rhodesian, contained 60 images – mainly self-portraits of Roof. Some show Roof wearing a black jacket, with Apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesian flag badges. Surviving ...and more »

Dylann Roof Declared Mentally Competent To Stand Trial For Charleston Church Killings - Essence.com;

Dylann Roof Declared Mentally Competent To Stand Trial For Charleston Church Killings - Essence.com

Essence.comDylann Roof Declared Mentally Competent To Stand Trial For Charleston Church KillingsEssence.comThe jury selection will now restart on Monday, after being delayed while the state of Roof's mental competency to stand trial was evaluated. A federal judge has ruled Dylann Roof competent to stand trial for the murders of Emanuel African Methodist ...and more »

US Seeks Death for Charleston Shooting Suspect. Victims' Families Prefer Mercy. - New York Times;

US Seeks Death for Charleston Shooting Suspect. Victims' Families Prefer Mercy. - New York Times

New York TimesUS Seeks Death for Charleston Shooting Suspect. Victims' Families Prefer Mercy.New York TimesThe Rev. Sharon Risher, whose mother was among the nine people killed in the June 17, 2015, shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Credit Stephen B. Morton for The New York Times. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The ...and more »

1 person airlifted after Orange County crash, officials say - WKMG Orlando

1 person airlifted after Orange County crash, officials sayWKMG OrlandoORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - One person was airlifted after a crash Friday, Orange County Fire Rescue personnel said. The crash happened on State Road 520, north of Maxim Parkway. More News Headlines. 3 dogs rescued from Orlando house fire; Possible ...and more »

Man with severe burns recovering after house fire - WKMG Orlando

Man with severe burns recovering after house fireWKMG OrlandoTITUSVILLE, Fla. - Mark Denny said he's slowly recovering, wrapping his hands with bandages after a fire at his home left him with severe burns. "I woke up and a good portion of the bed was on fire; the corner where the light was at was on fire," Denny ...and more »

Judge keeps Dylann Roof transcript secret - WSAW;

Judge keeps Dylann Roof transcript secret - WSAW

WSAWJudge keeps Dylann Roof transcript secretWSAWCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A judge has decided against releasing the transcript of a competency hearing for a white man charged with killing nine African-American parishioners at a church in South Carolina. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Friday ...and more »

Dylann Roof: White hate crime suspect fit to stand trial over deaths of nine black church members - ABC Online;

Dylann Roof: White hate crime suspect fit to stand trial over deaths of nine black church members - ABC Online

ABC OnlineDylann Roof: White hate crime suspect fit to stand trial over deaths of nine black church membersABC OnlineThe white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge has ruled. US District Judge Richard Gergel's decision clears the way for jury selection to ...and more »

Judge: Dylann Roof Competent to Stand Trial - WLTX.com;

Judge: Dylann Roof Competent to Stand Trial - WLTX.com

WLTX.comJudge: Dylann Roof Competent to Stand TrialWLTX.comCharleston, SC (WLTX) -- A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial in his federal death penalty case. The decision comes after a two day closed hearing that wrapped up earlier this week. Roof is accused of shooting and killing nine ...and more »

Expert: Roof trial competency vs. insanity defense - Live 5 News

Expert: Roof trial competency vs. insanity defenseLive 5 NewsAccording to the court order, Judge Richard Gergel believes Roof understands the nature of the court proceedings and is able to consult with his attorneys and assist in preparing his defense. “I must admit I'm not terribly surprised,” said Charleston ...and more »

Dylann Roof ruled mentally-fit to stand trial for Charleston church shooting - Telegraph.co.uk;

Dylann Roof ruled mentally-fit to stand trial for Charleston church shooting - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukDylann Roof ruled mentally-fit to stand trial for Charleston church shootingTelegraph.co.ukDylann Roof has been declared fit to stand trial for the murder of nine black people in a church in South Carolina last year. A self-described white supremacist, Roof, 22, could face the death penalty if convicted. His trial was due to begin two weeks ...and more »

Judge won't release hearing transcripts, after ruling Roof is mentally fit to stand trial - The State;

Judge won't release hearing transcripts, after ruling Roof is mentally fit to stand trial - The State

The StateJudge won't release hearing transcripts, after ruling Roof is mentally fit to stand trialThe StateA federal judge ruled Friday that alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof is mentally competent to stand trial. Jury selection is expected to head into the questioning phase in federal court in Charleston on Monday, according to U.S. Judge ...and more »

Judge Issues Competency Ruling In Case Of Accused South Carolina Church Shooter - Western Journalism;

Judge Issues Competency Ruling In Case Of Accused South Carolina Church Shooter - Western Journalism

Western JournalismJudge Issues Competency Ruling In Case Of Accused South Carolina Church ShooterWestern JournalismA judge Friday issued a sealed ruling declaring that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial in the killings of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church. JUST IN: US District Court of South Carolina says #DylannRoof declared competent to ...and more »