Charleston Church Shooter Gets Trial Date

The confessed gunman in the massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, appeared in court Thursday morning and waived his right to a bond, NBC News reported. Prosecutors presented their indictment against Dylann Roof, 21, who faces nine counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and one count of weapons possession in the June 17 rampage at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Roof, who is being held without bond, entered the Charleston courtroom shackled and wearing a stripped grey prison jumpsuit. Circuit Court Judge J.C. Nicholson asked about Roof's competency evaluation. One of this two public defenders responded that he has an "online GED, he can read, he writes, he understands. I don't see any issue with competency at this time." A trial date was tentatively set for July 11, 2016.

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