CRIME

Prosecutor: Charleston church shooting suspect expected in court this week on document hearing

A South Carolina prosecutor says the suspect in the Charleston church shootings is expected in court this week for a hearing on whether documents in the case will be released to the media.

Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson tells media outlets and posted on her Twitter account that 21-year-old Dylann Roof is expected to attend Thursday's hearing.

Wilson says Roof also will be presented the indictments in the case. He faces nine counts of murder, three of attempted murder and a weapons charge in the June 17 shootings of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church.

Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson has temporarily blocked the release of investigation documents, saying that could affect Roof's right to a fair trial.

Media organizations, including The Associated Press, are seeking release of the records.