Published On: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015

Solicitor to seek death penalty in Charleston church shooting case

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Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson will seek the death penalty against the suspect in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting, according to a court document filed Thursday. Dylann Roof, 21, faces nine charges of murder, three charges of attempted murder and a weapons charge in the June 17 massacre at the downtown Charleston church. The court document notifying Roof and his attorneys of the decision to seek the death penalty was filed at 12:48 p.m. Thursday.


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