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Dylann Roof Found Competent for Trial in Charleston Church Killings

November 25, 2016 8:44 PM
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Dylann S. Roof, the self-avowed white supremacist who is accused of killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church in June 2015, is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Judge Richard M. Gergel of Federal District Court in Charleston did not explain his decision beyond writing that he had considered “the record before the court, the relevant legal standards and the arguments of counsel.” The judge did not release a transcript of a two-day closed hearing this week ab...

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