#DylannRoof Death Penalty Trial | Day 7

dylann-roof-target-practiceCharleston, South Carolina (CNN) — Polly Sheppard dove under a table as soon as the bullets started flying.

The stranger who had just been warmly welcomed into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church began unloading his pistol on a Bible study group, killing nine people.

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) — Polly Sheppard dove under a table as soon as the bullets started flying.

The stranger who had just been warmly welcomed into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church began unloading his pistol on a Bible study group, killing nine people.

As Sheppard hid under the table, she saw the shell casings fall and heard the gunman’s boots marching toward her.

“Did I shoot you yet?” the killer asked.

>b>911 call from Emanuel AME after Dylann Roof shot 9 parishioners

When it became clear the answer was no, the gunman told Sheppard he had a different plan for her.

“You’re going to tell the story,” he said.

That’s exactly what Sheppard did Wednesday when she testified in the Dylann Roof murder trial.

Roof, a 22-year-old self-declared white supremacist, has admitted to the killings. Now, after watching an on-camera confession by Roof, jurors could decide not just whether he’s legally guilty but also whether he should get the death penalty.

The prosecution and defense rested Wednesday and will make their closing arguments Thursday morning.

During her testimony Wednesday, Sheppard pointed in the courtroom to Roof as the killer.

She also described heroic acts by some of the slain victims.

Dylann Roof Films Target Practice

The Rev. Daniel Simmons tried to lunge at the gunman before he was shot, Sheppard said.

Tywanza Sanders, a barber who attended the Bible study, tried to divert the gunman’s attention from others by talking to him and trying to convince him to stop.

“Why are you doing this?” Sanders asked, according to Sheppard.

Roof said he “had to do it — you’re raping our women, raping the nation,” Sheppard testified.

Shortly after, Sanders was killed.

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
This entry was posted in Black Lives Matter, crime, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Department of Justice, Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crime, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, JusticeForEmanuel 9, Murder, News, Open Thread, racial hate, racial terror, Racism, Violence, White Supremacy and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

149 Responses to #DylannRoof Death Penalty Trial | Day 7

  1. Like

  2. Like

  3. Like

  4. Ametia says:

    Premeditated, cold-blooded KILLER

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Like

  6. Like

  7. Like

  8. Liked by 1 person

  9. Like

  10. Like

  11. DYLANN ROOF FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Like

  13. Liked by 1 person

  14. Like

  15. What is this fuckery? I wonder what are they looking for? Was he remorseful? He was laughing. Oh God I can’t take it. Stop the nonsense. Just convict him already!

    Like

  16. Felicia Sanders so brave in protecting grandbaby & shielding her frm death. May God’s Mercy & Grace be w/ the victims & their families #RoofTrial

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Dylann Roof case is now in the hands of the jury, folks. I have tears. Let a verdict come quickly. #RoofTrial

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Like

  19. Like

  20. Like

  21. Like

  22. Like

  23. Like

  24. Like

  25. Like

  26. Like

  27. Like

  28. Like

  29. Like

  30. Like

  31. Like

  32. Like

  33. Like

  34. Like

  35. Like

  36. Like

  37. Like

  38. Like

  39. Like

  40. Like

  41. Like

  42. Like

  43. Like

  44. Like

  45. Like

  46. Like

  47. Like

  48. Like

  49. Like

  50. Like

  51. Like

  52. Like

  53. Like

  54. Like

  55. Like

  56. Like

  57. Like

  58. Like

  59. Like

  60. Like

  61. Like

  62. Like

    • Ametia says:

      There is no looking beyond the surface here. THE FACTS ARE CLEAR

      Roof MURDERED 9 PEOPLE IN COLD BLOOD.

      NO NEED TO LOOK ANY FURTHER THAN THE VIDEO FOR VISUALS & AUDIO

      Like

  63. Like

  64. Like

  65. Like

  66. Like

  67. Like

  68. Like

  69. Like

  70. Like

  71. Like

  72. Like

  73. Like

  74. I don’t believe for one second Roof acted alone and radicalized himself online.

    Like

  75. Like

    • Ametia says:

      This piece of SHIT had help from outside sources, the online bullshit is mentioned to deflect & distort his hateful beliefs and acts.

      WHO IS THE MASTERMIND behind this ignorant, stupid, bigoted piece of white trash?

      Like

  76. Like

  77. Like

  78. Like

  79. Like

  80. Like

  81. Like

  82. Like

  83. Like

  84. Like

  85. Like

  86. Like

  87. Liked by 1 person

  88. Like

  89. Like

  90. Like

  91. Like

  92. Like

  93. Like

  94. Like

  95. Like

  96. Like

  97. Like

  98. Like

  99. Like

  100. Like

  101. Like

  102. Like

  103. Like

  104. Like

  105. Like

  106. Like

  107. Like

  108. Like

  109. Like

  110. Like

  111. Like

  112. Like

  113. Like

  114. Like

  115. Like

  116. Like

  117. Like

  118. Like

  119. Like

  120. Like

  121. Like

  122. Dylann Roof walks into a church slaughters 9 people but African Americans are violent?

    Like

  123. Like

  124. Like

  125. Like

  126. Like

  127. Like

  128. Like

  129. Like

  130. Like

  131. Like

  132. Like

  133. Like

  134. Like

  135. Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s