(Los Angeles Times) – Dylann Roof faces three new attempted murder charges after a grand jury indicted him Tuesday on suspicion of carrying out the June 17 massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
Roof, 21, a suspected white supremacist, already had been charged with nine counts of murder and one weapons charge in the killings of nine parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Those charges also were included in the new indictments.
“These attempted murder charges are related to the victims who survived their attack at Mother Emanuel,” the local prosecutor, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson, said in a statement Tuesday, using the church’s nickname.
Wilson added that she could not comment further on the shooting case, which ignited a passionate debate about the ongoing prominence of Confederate flags and memorials across the South.