CHARLESTON, S.C. – The funeral for the victim whose husband offered forgiveness to the suspect in the deadly shootings at a South Carolina church will be held Monday at the church where the attack took place.
Fifty-nine-year-old Myra Thompson was one of nine people gunned down during Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on June 17.
During a court appearance last week, Thompson's widower, Anthony Thompson, told the 21-year-old suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, that his family offered their forgiveness.
All nine of the victims in the shooting were black and police contend the attack was racially motivated.
Thompson's funeral Monday follows services for four other victims held at Emanuel AME this weekend that brought political and religious leaders in addition to friends and family.