South Carolina Church Shooter to Face Hate Crime Charges

According to U.S. law enforcement sources, the man charged in the deaths of nine black churchgoers in a Charleston, South Carolina, shooting last month will face federal hate crime charges. According to National Public Radio, the federal charges against Dylann Roof are expected to be made public later on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Roof has already been charged with nine counts of murder in South Carolina in the June 17 shooting. If found guilty, he could face the death penalty. He also faces three counts of attempted murder. Authorities have been investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime, examining a racist manifesto that appeared online and seemed to be authored by Roof, who is white.