Jury selection to begin Monday in federal death penalty trial of admitted Charleston church shooter

This photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people Wednesday, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people Wednesday, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Charleston, S.C. (WJBF) – Monday morning jury selection begins in the federal death penalty trial for admitted Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof.

He admitted to killing 9 people at Emanuel AME church in June of 2015.

His trial was supposed to start earlier this month but the judge postponed it in order to evaluate his mental state.

On Friday, the judge declared Roof *competent* to stand trial.

Jury selection is set to begin at 9 a.m.

 

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