Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a trial date for Dylann Roof, 21, who faces multiple charges stemming from the June 17th shootings at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
The trial date is July 11th, 2016.
Roof reportedly sat quietly during the proceedings in a courtroom crowded with about 100 people.
Mr. Roof was presented copies of the indictments, and his public defender Ashley Pennington told the judge he would not seek bond at this time “based on the totality of the circumstances,” writes The Salt Lake Tribune.
The judge allegedly called Roof a flight risk, noting he was arrested in Shelby, N.C., about 250 miles away, on the day after the parishioners were shot to death during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Police found the bodies of four people, including a local official, who’d been shot to death inside a Rock Hill, South Carolina, home on Sunday.
Authorities are not looking for a suspect in the case, which is being called an apparent murder-suicide, according to NBC News.
The victims have been identified as a man and his wife, her son and the son’s girlfriend, writes People Magazine.
Anna Moore worked as the Assistant Manager for York County in South Carolina. supervising Animal Control, the Department of Fire Safety, Emergency Management, the detention center, Public Safety Communications and the Summer Feeding Program, according to The Rock Hill Herald.
The Manning Lions Club presented Lion George Calloway with the highest award one can receive from the Lions Clubs at the South Carolina group’s annual Valentine’s event on February 16th.
Pictured here, Lions President Joe McNeil, left, presented Calloway, right, with the Dr. Franklin Mason Fellowship Award, which recognizes the humanitarian efforts of an individual in the club striving continuously to adhere to the motto “We Serve.”
Calloway has been a member of the club for 57 years. During his long tenure with the Manning Lions Club, Calloway has been a leader in efforts to raise funds for the Lions’ primary mission, providing vision services to those in need.
“Calloway has worked many hours with vision projects, including vision screenings in the schools and other services within the community,” said McNeil. “The Manning Lions Club proudly acknowledges Lion George Calloway for all he has done with the (club) and his other activities within the Manning Community.”
A South Carolina Sate Senator is under fire after proving that sexism does indeed still exist by saying that it’s okay to make fun of women because they are ‘a lesser cut of meat’ than men. Republican State Sen. Thomas Corbin reportedly directed the statement at Republican South Carolina State Sen. Katrina Shealy, in a discussion over a pending criminal domestic violence (CDV) bill.
Shealy is the only female member of South Carolina’s 46-person State Senate.
A new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, found that more than 400 prisoners in South Carolina have been placed in solitary confinement for using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to Opposing Views.
The prisoners reportedly accessed social media sites on cellphones that were smuggled into jails or gave their personal log-in information to people outside prisons who could then update their postings.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections has made the “facilitation, conspiracy, aiding, abetting in the creation or updating of an Internet website or social networking site” a Level 1 offense, which is equal to the “most violent violations of prison conduct,” reports the EFF.
The inmates are penalized for each day they post on Facebook or another website. For example, five posts over five days would mean five years in solitary confinement.
According to Think Progress, “Legislation proposed last month by three members of the South Carolina legislature would require public school teachers in the state to spend three weeks each year talking about the virtues of the Second Amendment — as that amendment is understood by the National Rifle Association.
“The bill requires all South Carolina public schools to ‘provide instruction in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution for at least three consecutive weeks during one grading period in each academic year.’ Moreover, ‘the State Superintendent of Education shall adopt a curriculum developed or recommended by the National Rifle Association or its successor organization'”
According to Mediaite, “During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Appropriations Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the foreign leader Congress would ‘follow his lead’ on a bill to reinforce sanctions on Iran.”