The South Carolina man charged with killing nine people at a historical church is facing three more charges, according to the Associated Press. Besides being charged with nine counts of murder, Dylann Storm Roof will be facing three counts of attempted murder for the three people that survived the massacre. Roof, 21, has been indicted on the three counts plus a weapons charge. His next court date is in September.
It is not clear if Roof will be charged with a hate crime but the Justice Department has made it clear that these murders fit the criteria for a hate crime.
Roof fatally shot nine black people who were attending a bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on June 17th in Charleston, SC. Roof allegedly shouted racial slurs during the killings and told one survivor that he was letting her live so he can tell people what happened.