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Dylann Roof found competent to stand trial in church shootings

November 25, 2016 3:13 PM
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Judge Richard Gergel made the declaration around 9:30 a.m. Friday. The jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday.

Roof, 22, has been federally indicted on 33 counts related to nine murders in the June 2015 killings, some of those charges drawing on hate crime laws. Authorities say he walked into a Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and opened fire.

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