CHARLESTON, S.C. A federal judge on Monday granted a request by Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church last year, to represent himself at his death penalty trial.U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he believed Roof’s decision was unwise but ruled in court that the defendant had the right and capacity to serve as his own lawyer.Roof faces 33 counts of hate crimes, obstruction of religion and firearms charges stemming from the massacre carried out at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015.
RALEIGH — The death toll has risen to at least 34 in three states, with 26 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence’s remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast, and […]
RALEIGH Joanne Blumenfeld has only been at Broughton High School a short time, but her enthusiasm and passion are contagious. She’s already managed to spark the imagination and curiosity of her class of students […]