Church shooter’s ar­raign­ment de­layed

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS | WORLD -

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A hear­ing sched­uled for next week in the case of the sus­pected South Carolina church shooter now fac­ing dozens of new charges has been de­layed. The gov­ern­ment and at­tor­neys for 21-year-old Dy­lann Roof asked a judge Fri­day to post­pone the hear­ing slated for Mon­day. In a joint mo­tion, the at­tor­neys said they al­ready have things sched­uled for that day and a de­lay won’t harm the case on ei­ther side. The hear­ing is now sched­uled for 11 a.m. next Fri­day be­fore Mag­is­trate Judge Bris­tow Marchant. Ear­lier this week, a fed­eral grand jury in­dicted Roof on 33 charges, in­clud­ing hate crimes. He’s also charged with nu­mer­ous state crimes, and pros­e­cu­tors haven’t said if they’ll seek the death penalty. The shoot­ings hap­pened June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Epis­co­pal Church in Charleston.

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