• JUDGE March 23, 2017 4:51 pm

    Charleston Church Survivors' Lawsuits Can Keep Going: Judge

    A judge says Charleston church shooting survivors can continue pursuing lawsuits accusing the FBI of negligence they say enabled Dylann Roof to buy the gun used in the attack....
    U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled Thursday....
    The FBI had sought to dismiss lawsuits filed by lawyers for three people who survived the attack and the estates of five slain inside Emanuel AME...

  • president March 21, 2017 1:36 pm

    Friend of Dylann Roof Gets 27 Months; Failed to Report Plot

    The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre worshippers at a South Carolina church has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for failing to report a crime and lying to the FBI. Joey Meek apologized Tuesday at sentencing in connection with Roof’s plans for a shooting attack that killed nine worshippers in June 2015 at...

  • JUDGE December 31, 2016 7:37 am

    Judge Denies Request to Delay Dylann Roof Hearing

    A federal judge quickly has denied a request to delay a competency hearing for the white man facing a possible death sentence in the killing of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church.

  • Attorney November 28, 2016 3:13 pm

    Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Can Act as His Own Attorney, Judge Says

    The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will act as his own attorney in his federal death penalty trial. Dylann Roof’s request Monday came against his lawyers’ advice, and U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he would reluctantly accept the 22-year-old’s “unwise” decision. Noted death penalty attorney David Bruck then slid over...

  • JUDGE November 25, 2016 10:36 am

    Accused SC Church Shooter Competent to Stand Trial: Judge

    A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. Judge Richard Gergel made the ruling Friday after a two-day hearing behind closed doors earlier this week. The hearing was needed after Roof’s attorneys questioned earlier this month whether he could help them on the eve...

  • JUDGE November 8, 2016 6:24 pm

    Judge Orders Competency Exam, Delaying Charleston Church Shooting Trial

    A judge announced Tuesday that he has ordered another competency exam for a white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church one day after halting jury selection because of a motion from defense attorneys. The exam for Dylann Roof is underway and should be finished by next week.

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