Dylann Roof, the white 22-year-old suspect connected to the killing of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., has elected to represent himself during the hate-crime and murder trial. Roof’s race-fueled motivation to enter Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015 and open fire still has the community in emotional shambles.
Federal prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof today (May 24). The 22-year-old murdered nine people who he had just prayed with in a Charleston, SC church in July 2015.
Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white man accused of killing nine people in a Charleston, S.C. church, shouldn’t have been allowed to purchase the gun he used in the crime. According to the FBI, Roof was able to slip past a criminal background check due to a loophole in the system and obtained the .45-caliber handgun.
Despite having it his way after being caught, accused Charleston shooter and murderer Dylann Roof was indicted on new charges. On Tuesday (July 7), the proud Confederate flag waver was hit with three more charges of attempted murder.
NASCAR, the unofficial “Southern sport,” is taking a bold stand in the country’s Confederate flag issue as the victims from the Charleston church shooting are still fresh in their graves.
Amber Roof, the sister of accused Charleston church shooter, Dylan Roof, recently took down a GoFundMe page where she had the nerve to scream “woe is me” because her racist killer sibling spoiled her wedding plans.