More than a dozen women died on June 17 in a mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine dead and 19 injured.
Here are the details: *Charleston gunman Dylann Roof was a white supremacist who had posted online that he wanted to “destroy the black race.”
He reportedly shot and killed nine African-Americans at the Emanuel AME Church.
The victims included two African-American children and one white woman.
*The shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with more than 100 people killed and more than 50 injured.
*A grand jury was expected to determine the motive and possible punishment for Roof.
*An investigation by The Associated Press found Roof was mentally unstable and that his family was not told of his mental illness before he was arrested.
Roof’s wife, who also was not arrested, was interviewed in jail and admitted to posting anti-black racist comments on Facebook.
*On the day of the shooting, a gunman reportedly walked into the church and opened fire with a handgun.
The gunman, who is believed to be Roof, had a gun legally purchased from a gun store, authorities said.
*Roof was charged with murder in connection with the attack.
The judge who sentenced Roof is scheduled to hold a hearing later this week.
*There is no evidence Roof had any connections to the Black Lives Matter movement or other groups, but he was the target of criticism for his comments and actions after the Charleston shooting.
*While there are many aspects to the investigation into the Charleston shootings that are still ongoing, a review of the investigation by CNN’s KFile found no significant gaps in the case.
The investigation, which was overseen by the Justice Department, concluded that there were “significant gaps” in the FBI’s investigation.
KFile reviewed the evidence from a grand jury hearing in which Roof was charged.
The grand jury in Charleston did not hear any evidence from Roof that would have led to charges.
The federal government’s review was conducted in conjunction with the U.K.’s independent police watchdog.
KFILE also reviewed other information, including a report from the National Crime Agency, which is responsible for the criminal justice system.
The NCA found that the FBI and the FBI agent responsible for investigating Roof were “disappointed” that the grand jury had not found evidence to support charges against Roof.
Roof also had a history of mental health issues.
*Federal authorities in 2016 also found that Roof was not the person charged in the 2014 killing of black teenager Michael Brown, who was killed by a white police officer.
The indictment against Roof in that case included the same accusations that were made against Roof at the Charleston event.
*Racist statements on Roof’s Facebook page were also not investigated.
The Southern Poverty Law Center said that Roof’s comments about the death of African- Americans were “likely the catalyst” for the church shooting.
Roof, who has been in jail since April, did not make a court appearance.
He remains on probation for a misdemeanor drug possession charge in Virginia, according to a court document.
Roof is a white man.
*In his 2016 criminal complaint, prosecutors said Roof wrote that black people are a “cancer on the body” and that the African- American population is a “virus” and “cancerous” that needs to be removed.
He also posted a comment saying, “All lives matter, so long as they matter to the black community.
You are all cancer on the black body.
This is how it works, so don’t bother trying to change it.
Kill all the white people.”
Roof also wrote, “The best way to stop the white cancer is to put black people in a box.”
The Charleston shooting is one of several incidents of racial violence that have rocked the United States in recent months.
On July 1, a white woman was killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Two weeks later, a black man was killed after he was shot in a white suburb in Georgia.
In March, a former Ku Klux Klan leader in Alabama was killed during a protest against his group.
Authorities said the alleged shooter was a member of the white supremacist group.
*According to a 2016 FBI investigation, the National Anti-Defamation League reported that Roof had posted racist statements online and was a frequent visitor to racist forums.
Roof has denied the charges.
*”It’s just an absolute tragedy that he was able to carry out this attack, that he could be so easily inspired by what he saw in the church,” said Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., who served on the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation.
“We can’t let it happen again.
This man’s a dangerous man.
He has no regard for human life.
It’s tragic that this was able.
The only thing that saved him was a firearm.”
*”This man has no respect for human lives.
He’s a violent individual who used the Charleston Church shooting as a pretext to carry his racist beliefs out,” Lieu said.