Dylann Roof Indicted on New Attempted Murder Charges in Charleston Church Shooting

Dylann Roof Indicted on New Attempted Murder Charges in Charleston Church Shooting

Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, center, is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The current brick Gothic revival edifice, completed in 1891 to replace an earlier building heavily damaged in an earthquake, was a mandatory stop for the likes of Booker T. Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Still, Emanuel was not just a church for the black community. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, center, is escorted from the Shelby Police Department in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

 

(Los Angeles Times) – Dylann Roof faces three new attempted murder charges after a grand jury indicted him Tuesday on suspicion of carrying out the June 17 massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

Roof, 21, a suspected white supremacist, already had been charged with nine counts of murder and one weapons charge in the killings of nine parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Those charges also were included in the new indictments.

“These attempted murder charges are related to the victims who survived their attack at Mother Emanuel,” the local prosecutor, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson, said in a statement Tuesday, using the church’s nickname.

Wilson added that she could not comment further on the shooting case, which ignited a passionate debate about the ongoing prominence of Confederate flags and memorials across the South.

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