New Charges in #CharlestonShooting
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder.
Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said Tuesday that 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof had been indicted on the state charges, stemming from people who survived the June 17 attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.
Roof was arrested last month and charged with nine counts of murder, one for each person killed. He also faces a weapons charge.
Roof’s defense attorney did not immediately return a message Tuesday seeking comment.
A state judge already has been appointed. Federal authorities have not said whether they will pursue hate crime charges against Roof.