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Trial Date Set for Dylann Roof in Charleston Shooting

07-16-2015

The man accused of killing nine people during a prayer meeting at a Charleston, South Carolina, church in June will stand trial next year.

During a 25-minute hearing Thursday morning, 21-year-old Dylann Roof remained silent as prosecutors presented their charges against him.

He faces nine counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of weapons possession.

In Thursday's hearing, Roof's lawyer confirmed that he's fit to stand trial and set the date for July 11, 2016.

He's being held without bond, which means he will remain in jail until the trial.

Roof is accused of opening fire at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, killing nine people, including a state Sen. Clementa Pinkney.

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