Charleston shooting suspect expected in court

Charleston shooting suspect expected in court

The suspect in the South Carolina church shootings is expected in court for a hearing on whether documents will be released to the news media.

Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson says Dylann Roof also will be presented with indictments. Roof faces nine counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and a weapons charge in the June 17 fatal shooting of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Several media outlets are challenging an order issued last week stopping attorneys from discussing the case and preventing the release of emergency service calls, witness statements and coroner reports.

The judge said Roof’s right to a fair trial could be in jeopardy because of pre-trial publicity.

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