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Dylann Roof Reportedly Assaulted in Jail

Dylann Roof Reportedly Assaulted in JailDylann Roof was reportedly assaulted Thursday morning by a fellow inmate, according to multiple reports. According to an ABC News reporter, he was assaulted while leaving his cell; and he is still alive. Roof, 22, is suspected of killing nine parishioners of the Emanuel AME Church—one of America’s oldest black churches—in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015. He faces nine charges of murder, three counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, along with federal hate crime charges—for which he will face the death penalty. His state trial will begin in January 2017. The Charleston County Sheriff will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. ET to give an official statement on the reported assault.

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