CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Lawyers representing the man accused in the Charleston church shooting are scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in November to discuss the federal case against him, court documents state.
A Bar meeting, during which both sides will appear before U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, is set for Nov. 2. At that meeting, the attorneys will state whether they are ready to bring their cases to trial or request a continuance for a later date.
If both sides say they are ready to proceed to trial, the judge will then set a trial date. Jury selection could then begin as early as the following day.
However, for jury selection to begin, the trial would have to be set to begin in either November or December, according to a clerk at the federal courthouse. If the date were set to begin after that, jury selection would likely be scheduled to begin closer to the actual trial date.
Roof faces 33 federal charges in the June 17 shooting of nine parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
He is also facing 13 state charges in the case. A judge has set the trial for the state charges to begin in July, 2016.