Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Court Documents Show Roof Drove toward 2nd Church

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Court Documents Show Roof Drove toward 2nd Church

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By Meg Kinnard The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church drove toward a second black church after the shootings, according to South Carolina prosecutors who oversaw the federal case against him. In court documents unsealed Tuesday, federal prosecutors said they had GPS evidence showing that Dylann Roof exited the interstate and drove toward a church in Summerville, about 30 miles from Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, after committing the June 2015 slayings. According to the government, Branch AME Church also had a sign that advertised a Wednesday night Bible study.

Prosecutors said Roof, now 22, shut off his GPS device, something they say indicates he stopped the car.

None of these specific details were part of the case against Roof, who was sentenced to death last month. …

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