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.