New charges in Charleston church shooting

2015-07-07 21:15
Dylann Roof at his bond hearing.  (Grace Beahm, AP)

Dylann Roof at his bond hearing. (Grace Beahm, AP)

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Columbia - The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in South Carolina has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder.

Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said on Tuesday that 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof had been indicted on the state charges, related to people who survived the June 17 attack.

Roof was arrested last month and charged with nine counts of murder, one for each person killed. He also faces a weapons charge.

Roof's defence attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Federal authorities have not said whether they will pursue hate crime charges against Roof.

Roof is next expected in court in October on the murder charges. Online court records did not show any additional dates for the new charges.

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