Dylann Roof trial moves ahead into new legal terrain
Post and Courier
December 7, 2016

“As one racially charged trial in Charleston ended, another is set to begin next door.

“The nation’s eyes will shift Wednesday from a white police officer’s trial for murder in the shooting death of a black man to the start of a self-avowed white supremacist’s hate crimes trial for allegedly gunning down nine black worshipers in a church.

“On Monday, a judge declared a mistrial in the case of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, Walter Scott. On Wednesday morning, a judge is expected to impanel a jury to hear Dylann Roof’s federal death penalty trial.”

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