Fury, forgiveness at S Carolina church gunman’s sentencing

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, SC, Jan 11 : White supremacist Dylann Roof, condemned to death for the brutal mass shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, heard forgiveness and fury at his sentencing hearing today from grieving loved ones of the nine slain black parishioners. Some victims’ family members called Roof, 22, evil and deserving […]

South Carolina church gunman objects to tearful testimony

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan 6 : Convicted murderer Dylann Roof said tearful testimony by family members of those slain in the South Carolina church massacre was excessive and would prejudice jurors who will decide whether he should be sentenced to death. The 22-year-old white supremacist, found guilty last month of killing nine black […]

South Carolina church gunman’s two death penalty trials a rarity

By Jon Herskovitz and Greg Lacour Undated, Dec 17 : White supremacist Dylann Roof’s conviction on federal hate crimes in the Charleston church massacre sets him up to be the first person to face back-to-back federal and state death sentences since the United States reinstated the death penalty at the national level in 1988. Roof, […]

Boy, 6, fights for his life after South Carolina school shooting

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., Sep 30 : A first grader who was shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father before he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school is “fighting for his life,” a fire chief and the boy’s family said. Jacob Hall, 6, was struck in the […]

Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard -police

By Harriet McLeod Charleston, SC, Sep 29 : A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said. The suspect, whose name has […]

Teen kills father, opens fire on schoolyard in South Carolina

By Harriet McLeod Charleston, SC, Sep 29 : A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said. The suspect, whose name has […]