Dostoyevsky, NPR and Mass Murder: Files Shed Light on Dylann Roof

By KEVIN SACK May 31, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — In early January, after a series of closed-court hearings, a federal judge in Charleston allowed Dylann S. Roof to represent himself as prosecutors sought his execution for a murderous 2015 rampage at a...

Grandfather Apologizes After Dylann Roof’s Guilty Pleas Add to Sentence

By KEVIN SACK April 10, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Dylann S. Roof made what was probably his final appearance in open court, his grandfather offered the earnest apology to the families of Mr. Roof’s nine African-American victims that the...

Already Facing Death, Dylann Roof Cuts Deal for Added Life Term

The white supremacist will plead guilty to state charges in the church massacre, a decision that will spare victims and relatives of another trial.

Joey Meek, Dylann Roof Friend, Gets 27 Months in Prison for Lying to F.B.I.

By CHRIS DIXON and KEVIN SACK March 21, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Joseph C. Meek Jr., who befriended Dylann S. Roof in the years before nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church here, was sentenced Tuesday to 27...