NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of posting a broad online threat last week that spurred heightened security at Jewish synagogues and schools in New Jersey expressed admiration for white-supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof and said his planned attack was in retaliation for the 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, federal prosecutors said in announcing a criminal charge Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Dylann Roof, who challenged his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof's death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation should be upheld and don't merit review by the U.S.
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Today is Friday, June 17, the 168th day of 2022. There are 197 days left in the year.
Black people going about their daily lives — then dying in a hail of bullets fired by a white man who targeted them because of their skin color.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof have asked the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached a settlement with the Justice Department over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he used in the 2015 massacre.
Dylann Roof's chances for a new appellate hearing continue to dwindle, with a court refusing to reconsider recusing itself from his appeal over his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation.
Dylann Roof wants an entire appellate court to reconsider a decision to recuse itself from hearing his case, as the appeal of his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation winds its way through the judicial system.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending 25-year prison sentences for two neo-Nazi group members, calling them domestic terrorists who prepared for a civil war, discussed how to break racist mass killer Dylann Roof out of death row and talked about assassinating a Virginia lawmaker.
Dylann Roof has lost the next phase of his appeal, with a federal court turning down his request for a new hearing to challenge his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation.
Attorneys for the federal government have opposed Dylann Roof's request for a new appellate hearing, arguing that the South Carolina man was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation.
Dylann Roof has filed the next step in his federal appeal, challenging a court's confirmation of his conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld Dylann Roof’s conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation, saying the legal record cannot even capture the “full horror” of what he did.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man on federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation is making his appellate argument that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the man sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — So many people are buying guns in Oregon these days that the state police are often unable to complete background checks in time, allowing the sales to proceed if the deadline isn't met...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite a South Carolina law protecting monuments, officials in the historic city of Charleston announced Wednesday that they plan to remove a statue of slavery advocate John C...
WASHINGTON (AP) — White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit over a faulty background check that allowed a South Carolina man to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a Charleston church was reinstated Friday by a federal appeals court...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The sister of the man sentenced to die for killing nine people at a South Carolina church in 2015 has been arrested at her school and charged with bringing pepper spray, a knife and marijuana onto the campus...
COLUMBIA — The pastor at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston added his voice to a chorus of gun reform advocates Tuesday who urged lawmakers to tighten the state’s background checks for gun purchases.
Chris McDaniel vowed Wednesday to defend the Mississippi flag in his insurgent bid for U.S. Senate, warning voters that Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is on the wrong side of the issue.
Elected leaders in Mississippi have faced mounting pressure to consider replacing their flag because it includes the Confederate battle emblem, which represents Southern heritage and pride to some and slavery and oppression for others.
On Aug. 5, 2012, Wade Michael Page, an Army veteran, killed six people and then himself at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Almost two years later, a white supremacist killed three at two Jewish centers outside Kansas City, Kansas.
A federal court has denied Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof's request for new attorneys to handle his appeal without comment on his argument that the ones appointed to him are Jewish and Indian and therefore "my political and biological enemies."
COLUMBIA — The Confederate battle flag will return to the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday for the second anniversary of when it was removed in the wake of the murder of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
Christopher Bryant sat in his usual seat raised above a federal courtroom last fall when Dylann Roof walked toward a podium before him.
Bryant, a black law clerk for the presiding judge, knew well the racist ideology the self-avowed white supremacist used to explain why he killed nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church.
Dylann Roof's appellate attorneys have a history of defending high-profile shooters, including a primary suspect in the Washington, D.C-area sniper attacks in 2002.
James Wyda, chief federal public defender in Maryland, was assigned recently to handle Roof's appeal, along with Hilary Potashner, who directs public defense in Los Angeles-area federal courts.
Here are two recent scenes from the former Confederate States of America:
In New Orleans last month, workers wearing masks and tactical vests took down an obelisk commemorating the Battle of Liberty Place.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church...
Convicted mass killer Dylann Roof will plead guilty to state murder charges on April 10, sparing his nine victims' loved ones a second grueling death penalty trial and ensuring he spends the rest of his life in prison.
Joey Meek, the friend of Dylann Roof's charged with failing to divulge his knowledge of the attack on Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, is expected to be sentenced next week.
Dylann Roof drove to a second church with black parishioners after gunning down nine worshipers during a Bible study at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church on the night of June 17, 2015, according to newly unsealed court records.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The bullet holes in the fellowship hall at Emanuel AME church have been patched, but the holes in the fabric of life in Charleston remain.
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton is absent from Goose Creek High School, her exhortations still ringing in the ears of girls who ran track for her.
The friend who admitted to knowing about Dylann Roof's plan to attack Emanuel AME Church and doing nothing about it will be sentenced late next month, a court filing stated Friday.
Joey Meek, 22, of Lexington County, who has been free on bail since November 2015, is scheduled to appear at 11 a.m.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for fatally shooting nine black church members during a Bible study session, becoming the first person ordered executed for a federal hate crime...
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Six weeks after his arrest in the Emanuel AME Church massacre, Dylann Roof penned a jailhouse journal in which he stated that he had not shed a single tear for the nine people he gunned down during a weekly Bible study.
Starting Wednesday, it will fall to Dylann Roof to convince a federal jury that he shouldn’t be put to death for executing nine worshipers at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. The biggest question is whether he will even try.
After weeks of focusing on Dylann Roof’s horrific hate crime, the lens of court attention will shift Wednesday to the nine victims and their grieving loved ones.
The guilt phase of Roof’s trial focused on proving he’d killed nine worshipers during a Bible study at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church simply because of their race.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After a judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof is competent to represent himself, the same jury that last month unanimously found him guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will return to court to begin contemplating his punishment...
A hearing is scheduled for this morning to discuss matters pertaining to sentencing proceedings for Dylann Roof, who faces a possible death sentence for killing nine black worshipers at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.
The victims' families spoke words of forgiveness in Charleston after nine black people were massacred in a historic church by Dylann Roof, a white man who harbored dreams of launching a race war...
Attorneys like David Bruck dedicate their lives to whittling away at a centuries-old ingredient of American justice: punishment by death.
Years of legal wrangling have moved the needle slightly in their favor.
The brother of one of the Charleston shooting victims called for Dylann Roof to receive the death penalty Friday, insisting that Roof should "to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Malcolm Graham, whose sister, Cynthia Hurd, was one of the nine people fatally shot by Roof during a Bible study class at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015, told CNN's Carol Costello that for him, the appropriate sentence in this case is crystal clear.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A deep stillness settled over the federal courtroom as graphic photos were shown of the nine people murdered last year at Mother Emanuel A.M.E.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial.
Roof's two-hour confession to killing nine people at a church Bible study, recorded the day after the shooting, was introduced as evidence Friday, along with a handwritten journal found in his car.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for Dylann Roof said the publicity surrounding the mistrial of a police officer in a murder trial across the street from where Roof's trial is set to begin Wednesday should delay the start of his case, but a judge refused the request in just hours calling it illogical and farfetched.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney, opening the door to courtroom spectacles at his death penalty trial, including Dylann Roof questioning survivors of the attack and relatives of the dead...
A closed-door competency hearing to discuss a new psychiatric evaluation of church shooter Dylann Roof is continuing for a second day this morning.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel is presiding over the hearing to determine if the self-avowed white supremacist is competent to face his looming death penalty trial.