CHARLESTON, S.C. – A judge has ordered the temporary halt of information in the case of a man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black church parishioners.
Circuit J.C. Nicholson ruled Friday that Dylann Storm Roof's right to a fair trial "could be in jeopardy" because of all the publicity of his case.
The order prevents information such as 911 calls, coroner reports, witness statements and mental health records from being released until a hearing on the matter can be held Thursday.
Roof himself is not expected in court until October. He faces nine counts of murder in the shooting deaths of nine people on June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.