Accused church shooter wants to know framework of govt case
Dylann Roof appeared in court in July in connection with the shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17. (Photo Source: Live 5)
By MEG KINNARD Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The white man accused of gunning down nine black people at a South Carolina church wants to know how the federal government plans to lay out any evidence against him.
Attorneys for Dylann Roof on Monday filed motions in federal court seeking access to any statements their client has made to authorities, as well as physical evidence and summaries of any proposed expert witnesses expected to testify.
Roof faces dozens of federal charges including hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion related to the June 17 killings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
He also faces murder and weapons charges in state court, and prosecutors in both jurisdictions haven't said if they'll seek the death penalty.