CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge has moved up a meeting in the federal case of a white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston.
A filing late last week shows that an attorney meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 2 has been rescheduled for Oct. 1. Jury selection in that case is set for Nov. 3.
Twenty-one-year-old Dylann Roof faces dozens of federal charges stemming from the June 17 shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Prosecutors have not said if they’ll pursue the death penalty, and Roof’s federal attorneys have said he would like to plead guilty.
Roof also faces a number of charges in state court, and prosecutors there have said they will make the case he should be executed if he’s found guilty.