Shooting Suspect of Charleston church church in Charleston
The Charleston church shooting suspect by name “Dylann Roof” has been captured and was ordered to remain in custody on nine murder charges on Friday, at an emotional bond hearing during which relatives of the victims expressed their grief.
The public defender Ashley Pennington had said “his 21-year-old client was prepared to “accept the no bond arrangement.” Judge James Gosnell set the next court hearing in the case for October 23″.
Early on Friday, Roof was charged with nine counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm.
Long after the camera crews have left it will carry on in that role, now perhaps more than ever, but it will also be remembered for something sinister and inherently evil.
Bond was set at $1m on a weapons charge, but Roof will nevertheless remain in custody because no bond was set on the murder charges.
Roof appeared in court via videolink and was seen standing quietly through the hearing, providing brief answers to the judge’s questions.
Investigators say he has told them he wanted the shootings to spark a race war in the US.
Relatives of the nine victims were invited to speak at Friday’s hearing. Several broke down in tears as they spoke of their loss, but also said they forgave Roof.
Roof’s grandfather, Joe, was also identified by media reports but declined to comment on the situation. His grandfather says Roof was given “birthday money” and that the family didn’t know what Roof did with it.
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Dylan Roof was currently 21-year-old