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Accused church shooter may not know Confederate flag came down

The Confederate flag was removed from the State House grounds Friday. (Photo Source: Live 5) The Confederate flag was removed from the State House grounds Friday. (Photo Source: Live 5)
Dylan Roof (Photo: Lexington County Jail) Dylan Roof (Photo: Lexington County Jail)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The man who took pictures with the Confederate flag before allegedly gunning down nine people during a Bible study may have no idea the flag has come down from the State House grounds.

Charleston County Sheriff's Office officials say Dylann Storm Roof is in an isolated cell 23 out of 24 hours every day and has no access to a television. Other than contact with guards, his attorneys and letters he is cut off from the news of society.

The June 17 massacre of nine members of the Mother Emanuel AME Church following a Bible study was largely the catalyst for lawmakers voting to take the Confederate battle flag off State House grounds.

Gov. Nikki Haley signed that bill Thursday afternoon and the flag was removed Friday morning by the same honor guard that carried the casket of State Sen. and Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor.

After his arrest, Roof reportedly told investigators that he wanted to start a "race war."

He is currently being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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