Jury Selection in Dylann Roof Trial Delayed

Charleston, SC (WLTX) - Jury selection has been delayed almost two weeks for Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine people at Charleston's Mother Emanuel AME Church last year.

The judge in the case has ordered a competency evaluation for Roof. A hearing will take place on November 16 and the court will rule on his competency on or before the 18th. The judge says jury selection would then take place on the 21st.

Jury selection was set to begin Monday, but was abruptly stopped by the judge after Roof's attorneys requested a private hearing. There was no scheduled court on Tuesday because of Election Day.

Roof faces a possible death penalty in the federal case against him. 


 


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