Dylann Roof Stopped At Another Black Church After Charleston Shooting
- Author: Phil Peters Feb 23, 2017,
Feb 23, 2017, 0:50
According to newly released court documents, convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof traveled to a second AME church after killing nine people at Emanuel AME but was too exhausted to continue shooting. However, newly unsealed documents now reveal previously unknown details, including how Roof had more mayhem planned for the evening.
Dylann Roof, the white supremacist terrorist who killed nine churchgoers in a racially motivated hate crime in Charleston in 2015, had lists of other black churches in his vehicle the day of the murders and had targeted them for further killings, according to court documents released Tuesday.
The church also advertised a Wednesday night Bible study but it was unclear whether anyone was still at the church at that late hour in June.
Roof, 22, a self-described white supremacist, was convicted on 33 counts in federal court in January, including hate crime and religious freedom violations, and was sentenced to death.
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Defense attorneys argued there was no evidence to suggest Roof was going to continue his attack at another church.
According to the report, Roof apparently told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that he was too exhausted after attacking Emanuel to keep shooting. One survivor of the shooting said Roof put his gun to his head and pulled the trigger - but there were no bullets.
Convicted killer Dylann Roof visited a second black church after killing nine people in a Charleston, S.C., church in 2015, according to court records.
Other documents show Roof confessed to a coworker in 2014 that he was racist. He's now awaiting a second death penalty trial in state court.